Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Dressing


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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Dressing

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Squash drizzled with savory flavors makes for an easy and amazing side.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 12
½ (16-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Bakery French bread, (1 loaf) cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts cubed butternut squash
4 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
2 (6-oz.) pkgs. traditional sage stuffing mix
3 c. water
¾ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, or Hy-Vee margarine, cut-up, divided
2 stalk(s) celery, thinly sliced
1 leek, rinsed and thinly sliced
¼ c. fresh sage leaves, chopped, plus additional for garnish
3 clove(s) garlic, minced
¼ c. dry white wine
¼ c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries
Caramelized pecans, for serving

Things To Grab

  • 2 large rimmed baking pans
  • 3-quart rectangular baking dish
  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Large skillet


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil; set aside. Spread French bread cubes on a large rimmed baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted. 

  2. Toss butternut squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; roast on another baking pan for 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; set aside.

  3. Prepare stuffing mix: Microwave stuffing mix, hot water, and 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a microwaveable bowl; cover. Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through. Fluff with a fork. 

  4. Heat remaining 1/4 cup butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. Add celery, leek, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook 6 minutes; stir in chopped sage and minced garlic. Remove skillet from heat; add white wine. return to heat; simmer 30 seconds. Remove from heat. 

  5. Combine bread cubes, squash, stuffing, celery mixture, and dried cranberries in a large bowl. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with additional sage leaves, if desired. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown. Sprinkle with caramelized pecans, if desired.

Nutrition facts


330 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 760mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 5g

Daily Values

Iron 15%
Calcium 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 4%

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Hy-Vee Seasons November 2021