Spaghetti Squash with Sage Brown Butter

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom


1 large of spaghetti squash 3 3/4-4 pounds, halved lengthwise and seeded
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of chopped sage
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
6 tablespoons of grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a Circulon baking sheet.
  2. Place squash, cut side down, on the prepared pan and roast until tender enough easily pierce the skin and flesh with a fork, 30-35 minutes. Let the squash stand 10 minutes then turn it over and with the tines of a fork scrape the flesh out of the shell. Transfer to a wire mesh strainer set over a bowl, cover and keep warm.
  3. Melt the butter in a Circulon nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sage and cook until the butter smells nutty and the solids have lightly browned. Add the lemon juice and cook 10 seconds. Stir in the squash, salt and pepper; cook, tossing, until hot, 2-3 minutes. Stir in 4 tablespoons of the cheese and mix well. Divide the squash among serving plates and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.