Sage Pork and Apples with Roasted Butternut Squash

pork tenderloin, sautéed apples + onions, sage, butternut squash


Serves: 4 Servings | Time to Table: 30 Minutes | Calories: 385 | Category: Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie, Paleo | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Calcium, Iron


  • - Baking Tray
  • - Cast-iron skillet with lid
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Small Bowl
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Aluminum Foil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Cooking Spray
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Olive Oil (Avocado or Coconut Oil for Paleo)

What We Send:

  • - Apple Cider Vinegar
  • - Apple Slices
  • - Cubed Butternut Squash
  • - Fresh Sage
  • - Honey
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Pork Tenderloin
  • - Sliced Yellow Onion

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The wise choice with sage (get it?) is an herbal-tinged Pinot Noir.

Beer Pairings

Roasted butternut squash and pork make a malty caramel Brown Ale a great match.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

Sage Pork and Apples with Roasted Butternut Squash - Step 1

1. Roast Butternut Squash: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large baking tray with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Add butternut squash to pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender.

Sage Pork and Apples with Roasted Butternut Squash - Step 2

2. Prep Ingredients: Set aside a few sage leaves for garnish, if desired. Chop remaining sage. Stir together honey and vinegar in a small bowl.

Sage Pork and Apples with Roasted Butternut Squash - Step 3

3. Brown Pork: Rub pork with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork on all sides, about 8 minutes, and remove from skillet, reserving drippings in skillet.

Sage Pork and Apples with Roasted Butternut Squash - Step 4

4. Cook Apples and Onion: Add apples, onion, and garlic to skillet. Sauté 4 minutes or until everything begins to soften. Stir in honey-vinegar mixture and sage. Nestle pork in apple mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes longer or until pork is done. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To Serve: Slice pork. Divide pork, apple mixture, and butternut squash evenly among 4 serving plates. Garnish with reserved sage leaves, if desired.

Pro Tip:

Pro Tip: Let the pork stand a few minutes before slicing to prevent the juices from escaping.
Spice it Up!: Toss the butternut squash with ground cinnamon and crushed red pepper for extra flavor.

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