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Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons

Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons are a delightful appetizer or snack that feature a flavorful combination of roasted butternut squash and earthy sage, wrapped in delicate wonton wrappers and crispy fried to perfection.

Here’s a recipe for Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons:


  • 2 cups roasted butternut squash, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • Water for sealing the wontons
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Optional dipping sauce: soy sauce or sweet chili sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut a butternut squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side down. Roast in the oven for about 45-50 minutes or until the flesh is tender. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  2. Scoop out the roasted butternut squash flesh and mash it in a bowl until smooth. Add the finely chopped sage leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Lay out a wonton wrapper on a clean surface. Place about a teaspoon of the butternut squash filling in the center of the wrapper.
  4. Dip your finger in water and moisten the edges of the wrapper. Fold the wonton wrapper diagonally to create a triangle shape, pressing the edges together to seal.
  5. Moisten the two bottom corners of the triangle with water and bring them together, pressing to seal and form a tortellini-like shape. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and filling.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium heat. Carefully add the wontons in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the wontons for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried wontons to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  7. Serve the Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons hot, either on their own or with a dipping sauce of your choice, such as soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.

Enjoy the crispy and savory Butternut-Squash-and-Sage Wontons as a delicious appetizer or snack, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Beverages pairing

  1. Hard Apple Cider: The crisp and fruity nature of hard apple cider pairs wonderfully with the flavors of butternut squash and sage. The slight sweetness and effervescence of the cider can complement the richness of the dish.
  2. Pinot Noir: A light to medium-bodied red wine like Pinot Noir can provide a nice contrast to the flavors of the dish. Look for a Pinot Noir with balanced acidity and notes of red berries, earthiness, and a hint of spice. It can add complexity to the meal without overpowering the delicate wontons.
  3. Gewürztraminer: This aromatic white wine with its floral and spice-driven profile can be an interesting and unexpected pairing. Look for a Gewürztraminer with pronounced flavors of lychee, rose petals, and ginger. Its unique characteristics can complement the sweetness of the butternut squash and the herbal notes of sage.
  4. Wheat Beer: A refreshing and light-bodied wheat beer can be an excellent choice to enjoy with these wontons. The beer’s effervescence and subtle citrus notes can provide a pleasant contrast to the richness of the dish. Look for a wheat beer with a clean and crisp finish.
  5. Sparkling Water with Lemon or Lime: For a non-alcoholic option, sparkling water with a squeeze of lemon or lime can be a refreshing and palate-cleansing choice. The effervescence and citrus notes will help balance the flavors of the dish.