Baked Winter Squash with Sage

Roasted inverted on the pan, savory Red Kuri squash is amplified by a stuffing of fresh herbs and onions.

1 winter squash, such as Red Kuri, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
1 yellow onion, sliced
2 -3 sprigs fresh sage
2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
2-3 garlic cloves, sliced
4-6 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line baking sheet with Silipat or parchment paper.

2. Stuff herbs and onions into the cavity of both squash halves, packing lightly. Drizzle the herbs and squash with the olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper.

3. Place both squash halves cut side down on the baking sheet and roast for 35-40 minutes, until squash is tender. Remove herbs and onion from squash cavity, scoop out flesh and serve squash warm. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil or compound butter as garnish.

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