7 Holiday Recipes to Show Off Sage

December 22, 2014

While we crave the woodsy, pine-like aroma of sage at this time of year, we hestitate to throw it in everything the way we do salt -- we want to make its distinct flavor count. So we’ve rounded up 7 holiday-appropriate recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that put sage front and center. And hey, if you're feeling crazy, you can even put sage in your holiday wreath.

Pumpkin Rugelach with Sage and Walnuts by arielleclementine

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple with Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage by Kendra Vaculin


Walnut Sage Scones with Brown Butter Maple Glaze by MGrace


Spätzle with Sage Butter, Parmesan, and Toasted Hazelnuts by célineismoi


Roasted Pork Belly by monkeymom


Jen’s “Improved” Chicken Liver Ragu by lastnightsdinner


Traditional Sage Stuffing by Savour

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dymnyno December 23, 2014
I have a huge sage plant in my garden. Even after hacking it back every year, it continues to grow back even larger. So...sage honey chicken, sage in stuffing, sausage stuffed sage, and many others are on my table on a regular basis.
AntoniaJames December 22, 2014
I've been using a lot of sage this fall - more than I ever have before. We went completely rogue on Thanksgiving this year; sage played a key role in this turkey riff on an Italian classic: ;o)