23 Recipes That Will Make You Love Sage

Salt and pepper are classic seasonings for all savory foods, and so are chili flakes for those who like their food spicy. But what about sage?

23 Recipes That Will Make You Love Sage

While most of us are used to seeing herbs like rosemary and thyme in recipes, sage is not that usual, but these 23 recipes will make it one of your favorite ones.

So, regardless of whether you already love sage or haven’t tried it yet, here are some of the best recipes you can use it in to make your dishes sage-licious!

1. Squash Steaks With Brown Butter–Sage Sauce

This hearty vegetarian meal can also be made vegan by replacing the classic butter with a vegan one or some margarine.

These butternut squash steaks are cooked in a butter sauce with sage and garlic that, together with the natural sweetness of the squash, create a perfectly balanced taste in your mouth.

With some lemon juice on top and some salt and pepper to taste, these steaks can wow even the most passionate meat lovers!

2. Giant Zucchini Stuffed With Sausage, Mushrooms, And Sage

Now, this is a dish that everyone will be curious to try, so there’s no excuse for you not to save this recipe.

A giant baked zucchini stuffed with a mix that includes sausage slices, diced mushrooms, onions, garlic, minced sage, walnuts, and eggs is as unusual and wonderful as it sounds.

With ingredients that have an intense flavor, it still amazes us just how great they all blend together to create such a unified taste.

3. Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Sage Butter

Another hard-to-resist dish to add to the list, these mashed sweet potatoes are herbilicious thanks to the addition of sage.

Perfect as a side to your Thanksgiving turkey, it is so easy to make, with the only preparation being baking the potatoes, mashing them, cooking the butter sauce, and mixing all ingredients together.

You can keep this recipe vegetarian or add some bacon.

4. Pasta With Delicata Squash And Sage-Brown Butter

8 ingredients are all you need to make a wholesome pasta dish that smells like sage and love!

This pasta meal includes a delicata squash (although any other squash can work just as great) and butter-fried sage leaves that are perfectly crispy and make the panko mix ooze with flavor.

The squash is also fried until golden brown in butter and all the cooked ingredients are then mixed with the spaghetti and served with a generous dose of Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese.

5. Spaghetti Squash With Ricotta, Sage, And Pine Nuts

Another sage recipe using less than 10 ingredients, this spaghetti squash is combined in a bowl with a ricotta mixture that includes fried sage leaves and mashed garlic.

Extremely low in calories yet surprisingly filling, this dish is served with some pine nuts on top for some extra good fats and flavor.

6. Slow-Cooked Pork, Cider, And Sage Hotpot

As you will soon come to realize, sage goes perfectly with so many other ingredients, but in this recipe, pork and sage become a match made in heaven!

The pulled pork in this recipe is slowly cooked in cider, mixed with leeks, sage, and cream, and then topped with layers of potatoes and sweet potatoes which are, in turn, topped with a layer of whole sage leaves.

7. Milk-Braised Pork With Lemon And Sage

If you are a fan of the pork and sage combo, we have another recipe for you using both of these ingredients.

This recipe includes boneless pork shoulder, sage, lemon, Swiss chard, olive oil, and milk. Another easy-to-make recipe, you can serve this pork with some potatoes or rice on the side.

8. Brussels Sprouts Hash With Fried Sage And Soft Cooked Eggs

If you want to add sage to your breakfast meal, then you should do it with this 10-minute recipe!

Fried sage leaves, shallots, and brussels sprouts are then accompanied by eggs in a skillet that is then served with some grated cheese on top, and salt and pepper to taste.

If you are cooking for the family, split the servings between your plates but if you are eating this alone, just eat it straight from the skillet!

9. Sunny Side-Up Eggs With Crispy Sage

Another breakfast option that includes eggs and sage is this sunny-side-up eggs recipe that makes some yummy eggs fried in aromatic sage butter.

If you want to keep your breakfast keto-friendly, add some avocado slices on the side, alternatively, serve your eggs on some toasted bread slices with avocado.

10. Cheesy Sausage And Sage Stuffing

Why buy a stuffing mix from the supermarket when you can make your own special stuffing at home? This recipe yields an incredibly tasty stuffing that can be added to your Thanksgiving turkey or a Sunday’s roast chicken.

Made with a sweet and spicy Italian sausage, onions, celery, sage, cheddar cheese, and the rest of the ingredients usually found in a stuffing mix, this stuffing is going to become your go-to one for all your future meals!

11. Panisses With Sage Leaves And Lemon

Panisses are deep-fried cakes with French origins that are typically enjoyed both as a snack and a side dish with a sauce you can dip them in.

This recipe can help you make some classic panisses but with the addition of some sage and lemon that makes them more special than they already are, as unlike other breadsticks, these are made with chickpea flour!

12. Prosciutto And Sage Chicken Involtini In White Wine

For a taste of Mediterranean with a contemporary twist, try this sage recipe with prosciutto and chicken. Chicken Involtini are bite-sized chicken rolls that ‘hug’ a filling, which in this recipe are sage leaves!

These chicken rolls are also wrapped with some prosciutto slices, just like pigs in blankets. So, you could say that you’ve got some Italian-style chicks in blankets here.

However, make sure to add fresh sage in the rolls as you won’t get a good taste with the dried ones. If you don’t have any fresh sage, then simply season the chicken on top with some dried sage.

13. Sweet Potato Gnocchi With Fried Sage And Shaved Chestnuts

While you can buy some ready-made gnocchi, making your own will make this dish much more enjoyable.

This recipe has all the instructions you need to make some perfect sweet potato gnocchi that you can then serve with some fried sage leaves and fried chestnuts.

With a buttery sauce on top or mixed with the rest of the ingredients, this food will melt in your mouth and warm your heart from the very first bite!

14. Goats’ Cheese, Sage, And Chorizo Gnocchi

Finely chopped fresh sage leaves and diced garlic are added to the fried chorizo pan and then are topped with some goat cheese which melts and creates a creamy cheese sauce.

Once you’ve cooked the gnocchi you can then add them to the pan and top with some butternut squash mash.

Served with parmesan, this sage and gnocchi dish is sweet, spicy, and salty, thanks to the parmesan cheese you’ll add before serving each plate.

15. Turkey Sausage Meatballs In Sage Cream Sauce

These Paleo turkey meatballs are served with a creamy sage sauce that is made with coconut milk, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, as well as other herbs like rosemary and thyme.

The meatballs are made with ground turkey, almond flour, sage, and other herbs, and are infused with some avocado oil that makes them avo-juicy.

Even though you can eat it with a spoon and be the happiest man alive, we suggest you serve it with some sauteed veggies on the side to get some fiber too.

16. Chestnut Sage Muffins Recipe

There are people with a sweet tooth and then there are those who like even their muffins savory. For the former, we have many other articles with sweet treats, but for the latter, we have these chestnut sage muffins.

You might think that these muffins are made with plain flour and chopped chestnuts and sage, but the truth is that they are made with a mix of plain and chestnut flour!

The rest of the ingredients are what you’d expect from a muffin recipe, with the addition of yogurt making these muffins softer and moist.

17. Maple Sage Glazed Chicken

When you cook chicken breast the right way, it can be so juicy and flavorful that you’ll want to eat it over and over again every single day.

This recipe makes some of the juiciest maple, lemon, soy, and sage glazed chicken breasts that you can garnish with some extra sage leaves and toasted pecans for an umami taste that will make everyone lose their minds!

18. Braised Chicken With Apples And Sage

Chicken thighs are so tender that when you cook them together with some buttery sweet apples and sage, they become so juicy and flavorful that you will end up licking your plate.

This recipe is very easy to make, and you will only need one pan, 10 ingredients, and 45 minutes to have it ready and serve it to your family.

19. Sage And Orange Butter Roasted Turkey

If you are looking to use up your sage for Thanksgiving, then this recipe is exactly what you need.

Cook your turkey with a sage and orange butter mix and stuff it with apples, onion, fresh herbs, and oranges for a festive table with your loved ones.

Serve it with some rice or potato mash and sprinkle some dried sage on top for an extra taste of sage.

20. Sage And Honey Skillet Cornbread

This cornbread is fortified with the flavors of sage and honey and is so delicious that you will want to snack on it with your morning coffee, afternoon tea, and late-night beverage.

To make it, you will need simple ingredients like cornmeal, flour, baking powder, eggs, milk, and butter, as well as lots of sage leaves and ½ cup of honey.

21. Garlic And Sage Brown Butter Mushrooms

If you are not very hungry but want to have a light dinner, then these garlic and sage brown butter mushrooms are perfect for tonight.

This recipe is so easy to make, and it will take you no more than 10 minutes to cook your mushrooms. Just make sure you are using the right type of butter depending on your diet and replace one in the recipe accordingly.

22. Ricotta And Sage Fried Meatballs

These meatballs are made with ground pork, ricotta cheese, flour, panko, egg, and both dried and fresh sage.

To make them tastier, it is highly recommended you add the rest of the ingredients included in the recipe like chili flakes, fennel seeds, and garlic, and serve with some marinara sauce or any other dipping sauce of your choice.

23. Parsnip Chowder With Crispy Sage

Last but not least, we have this creamy parsnip chowder that is made with parsnips, russet potatoes, sage, garlic, and coconut milk.

Cooked in a vegetable broth and served with some crispy fried sage leaves on top, this is the ultimate comfort food for a cold winter night!

Are There Taro Recipes that Use Sage as an Ingredient?

Looking for the best taro recipes to make? While taro is a versatile ingredient, sage might not be a common pairing. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can experiment with infusing sage into taro dishes like mashed taro or taro chips. Sage’s woody and aromatic flavor could provide an interesting twist to these traditional taro recipes.

The Bottom Line

These 23 sage recipes are easy to make and delicious that you will start adding sage to just about any food once you try a couple of them!

Frequently Asked Question

What Can I Cook With Sage?

Sage can be incorporated into a variety of festive meals and is most often used to add flavor to chicken and sausage, enrich the taste of butter, or give root vegetables such as russet potatoes or parsnips a herby taste.

23 Recipes That Will Make You Love Sage

23 Recipes That Will Make You Love Sage

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Not everyone knows how to use sage in a recipe, but with these 23 recipes you will make sage, both fresh and dried, a staple ingredient for your meals!

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