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Best sage recipes

Make the most of fragrant sage leaves with our herby recipes from roast dinner essentials to vegetarian mains

Looking for some easy sage recipes? Want the best roast chicken or pasta recipes? See our ideas below to discover how to use this versatile herb in a range of dishes from Sunday roasts to veggie traybakes and more. 

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Best sage recipes

Sage and onion stuffing

Make your own classic sage and onion stuffing balls for Christmas Day, or serve them alongside a Sunday roast. Add plenty of ground mace and sage for flavour.


Roast chicken with fregola, squash and sage

Check out our easy roast chicken recipe with crunchy sage and butternut squash. This recipe makes full use of the chicken roasting juices, which are soaked up by the fregola. If you can’t find fregola, substitute with giant couscous or a hearty grain such as pearled spelt or barley.

Chicken and Squash Recipe with Sage and Fregola

Roasted butternut squash wedges with sage pesto

Roast squash in garlic and chilli then top with a herby homemade pesto for an vibrant autumnal side dish.


Meatball, sage and squash lasagne

Cooking for a crowd? Make our easy veal meatball lasagne recipe with sage, squash and a sprinkling of nutmeg. This indulgent family recipe makes for a comforting midweek meal during the festive season.


Creamy squash and sage gratin

Check out our indulgent creamy butternut squash gratin recipe with sage. This veggie side dish is an easy alternative to potato gratin to go serve with a hearty roast.


Homemade ravioli filled with squash, brown butter and sage

Learn how to make the silkiest, smoothest dough to create out-of-this-world pasta at home, with step-by-step tips from our cookery team.


Sage butter-basted roast cauliflower

The humble cauliflower holds its own in this aromatic vegetarian main for four. This gluten free recipe only requires six ingredients so if you’re looking for an impressive but easy, flavour-packed dinner then this is the one for you.


Ricotta gnudi with sage butter

These delicate, light-as-air ricotta dumplings are a bit of a leap of faith but will work perfectly as long as you follow the rules. Don’t be tempted to skip the draining or overnight coating time as these are both essential to the gnudi holding their shape.


Salt-baked parsnips with sage butter

Check out this easy salt-baked parsnip recipe, perfect for an impressive side dish for any special occasion. Cooking in a salt crust locks moisture into the food, so here the parsnips are steamed in their own juices.


Fried gnocchi with broad beans, parma ham, ricotta and sage

This combo of crisp golden pan fried gnocchi and cool lemony ricotta is an absolute winner. Make it for an easy midweek dinner in just 20 minutes.


Gruyère-and-sage-stuffed pork

Check out this easy, low calorie pork recipe stuffed with creamy gruyère and sage – a simple midweek meal for two.


Turkey sage cannelloni

Check out our creamy cannelloni pasta recipe with turkey, sage and butternut squash. This epic leftovers ideas will make an easy family dinner over the festive season.


Pulled pheasant broth with sage and horseradish dumplings

This is a great way to try pheasant, in a gorgeous, aromatic clear broth with smoky pancetta and buttered cabbage, and not forgetting those fluffy dumplings, perfect for when the evenings begin to have a little chill to them.


Sage, honey and roasted red pepper cornbread

Check out this impressive homemade ravioli recipe with egg yolk and crispy sage. Putting egg yolks into the middle of the ravioli means that they burst when cut into, mixing with the ’nduja and ricotta to give you a delicious sauce.


Sage and onion butter-basted turkey crown

Make our easy turkey crown for a Christmas centrepiece. This herb butter will keep the white turkey meat extra juicy and it can be on the table in just 2 hours for a fuss-free Christmas.


Hidden-egg-yolk ravioli with crispy sage and ’nduja oil

Check out this impressive homemade ravioli recipe with egg yolk and crispy sage. Putting egg yolks into the middle of the ravioli means that they burst when cut into, mixing with the ’nduja and ricotta to give you a delicious sauce.

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