Fall Into The Season | Savory Sage Recipes

Sage is one of my favorite herbs. It’s earthy, aromatic, and has an interesting flavor. It definitely reminds me of fall weather and is perfect for this time of year. Sage is fairly easy to grow for an herb. It is perennial and has many medicinal purposes. I grow sage and use it in a ton of different recipes. Here is a short list of some of my favorite ways to use sage this fall season. 

Cocktails – Herbaceous cocktails are my favorite. I love the depth of flavors and how they aren’t too sweet. Sage is the perfect herb to use because of its unique fall flavor. 

This is a delicious twist on a classic cocktail:

Meyer Lemon + Sage Sour // craftandcocktails.co

If your prefer sweeter cocktails then this is the drink for you!

This honey bear cocktail is the perfect cocktail to sip on during those chilly fall evenings with friends on your porch or for entertaining those guests as they walk in the front door of your Thanksgiving day festivities. Made with a simple syrup of honey, sage, and orange, then combined with southern bourbon over ice, you will be sipping on a fresh, mellow, slightly sweet cocktail that everyone {including those honey bears!} will find perfect all fall long. www.blessherheartyall.com

I love this twist on an old favorite:

Blackberry Sage Kentucky Mule in a copper mug, wooden bowl of blackberries, greenery in background

Who doesn’t love a tequila and lime cocktail with a twist?

Tequila Lime Sage Smash Cocktail Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

If you don’t like any of these cocktails – creating this simple syrup is a great way to update your most favorite beverage:

Sage Simple Syrup, sugar in a wooden bowl, wooden spoon

Appetizers – Typically there are lots of gatherings in the fall. Sage is a great way to improve some of your classic recipes and give them a twist. Here are some of my favorite apps to share. 

Fried cheese is one of those must have apps and this recipe is no different:

Pulling Apart Mozzarella Ball Web 3 - Fried Mozzarella Balls with Pumpkin, Sage and Caramelized Onion

This hummus is a fantastic fall snack:

This dish is so simple, classic, and delicious:

fried sage leaves

This is a fantastic amuse bouche with tons of flavors that everyone will be sure to enjoy!

I love these delicious crostinis:

Butternut Squash and Sage Crostini square-4-2

This is another great finger food that is perfect for any gathering:

Apricot- Brie Bites with Fried Sage

I love the combination of sage and sausage – which makes this recipe one of my favorites in the fall:

person holding a sausage roll

Entrees – I love entrees with sage because they have such warm and comforting flavors. These are sure to be some of your fall favorites. 

I love this pork loin recipe and it is already a staple in my home:

This recipe is perfect on a cold fall night!

overhead close up photo of One Pot Chicken and Sage Dumplings

This recipe is one of those fall-off-the-bone delicious dishes:

Crockpot Cider Braised Short Ribs with Sage Butter Mashed Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

This is one of the most common fall dishes that I make each year. I have adjusted it with various ingredients – but it is still always good:

close up of acorn squash stuffed with sausage

This is a fantastic light dish that is a great balance to some of the heavy fall flavors.

A brown butter sage sauce is one of my favorites when done the right way!

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi recipe with brown butter sage sauce Paleo from I Heart Umami.

This is a fantastic recipe that includes a ton of fresh fall flavors.

I love a whole roasted chicken this time of year – its great for a large gathering or for leftovers:

A skillet with a roast chicken stuffed with apples and sage

I love this risotto recipe – great for an entree, or a side dish:

Oven-Baked Squash Risotto Recipes

Dessert – Sage is a great way to create some unique flavors with your desserts. Savory desserts are fantastic for any fall meal.

This recipe is a great twist on a classic dish:

These cakes look so delicious and perfect for individual desserts:

I love pumpkin fall flavors and this one is a must:

a stack of three baked pumpkin donuts on a white plate

This recipe is a rich savory dessert that is sure to impress your guests:

Buttermilk and sage panna cotta

This recipe is fantastic and I am sure you won’t be able to eat just one: 

blackberry sage thumbprints

With its versatility and unique flavor, Sage is a fantastic herb to add diversity to your meals – it’s hard to list them all! Not only is sage herbaceous but it is great for sprucing up any fall dishes you are going to serve this season. So don’t be afraid to try these recipes or add sage to some of your fall staples – we are confident you won’t be disappointed. So, which sage recipe are you going to try first?

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.


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