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Sweet Sage Cream Sauce (without the Sage!) Recipe
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Sweet Sage Cream Sauce (without the Sage!)

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"This recipe is for a sweet 'sage' cream sauce that we serve over butternut squash ravioli. This sauce has a unique taste that we first tried at a local Italian restaurant. This is our version of their sage cream sauce (even though we don't use sage in our recipe). It is basically all the sweetest tastes of Thanksgiving in a ravioli dish. If you prefer a thinner sauce, add a little more cream."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt the butter with the cooking oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix the rosemary, thyme, and flour into the butter mixture; cook and stir until smooth, bubbling, and turns a light tan color, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir the heavy cream into the flour mixture a little at a time, allowing each addition to incorporate fully before adding more. Stir the nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, salt, and pepper into the cream mixture; cook and stir until smooth.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2011

very sweet and rich, but goes well with pumpkin or squash ravioli

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 25, 2012

Nice flavor, just not intended for pasta.


13 Ratings

Feb 20, 2012

I omitted the oil, used soy milk instead of cream, and omitted the brown sugar. This was great on beet raviolis! I can't wait to top other kinds of pasta with this sauce!

Nov 05, 2012

Very good. A little too thick, though. Would use more milk next time. Served it over Trader Joes honey roasted pumpkin ravioli. Yum! Perfect meal on a cool, fall night.

May 21, 2014

I must say...I did make a few changes, and wow! I did add 1/2 tsp. sage as others suggested (if you like it, which I do); I took others' suggestion and only added 1 tsp. brown sugar instead of 1 tbsp., and used 1 c. skim milk plus 1/2-2/3 c. half and half. For the finishing touch, I thought "wow, I have a bottle of whiskey just sitting there, I wonder how that would be??" So I added 1/4 c. whiskey....Let me tell you, that was the best way to finish this sauce!! Terrific! We served it on Trader Joe's Butternut Squash ravioli with grilled chicken breasts and fresh butternut squash chunks. Amazing!!

Feb 25, 2012

This was great with our homemade acorn squash ravioli. It was quite thick and next time I would add more cream or milk. I also added walnuts to the dish as a final touch.

Nov 10, 2014

Followed the recipe and I loved it! Easy to make with ingredients I typically have in the kitchen. Went perfectly over some butternut squash ravioli.

Oct 31, 2014

This was good, it is pretty sweet but it pairs well with butternut squash. I followed the recipe except I did add some dried sage & I used skim milk and then thickened the sauce with cornstarch. Next time I think I will reduce the amount of brown sugar to make the sweetness a little more subtle & add a bit more pepper, but otherwise we liked it.


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  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 33.8 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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