Roasted Beets, Squash and Onions with Candied Walnuts

Prep time:15 min
Total time:1 hr

Serves 4 to 6


1 pkg (400 g) Longo’s Fresh Cubed Butternut Squash

1 pkg (8 oz) peeled cipollini onions, cut into quarters

8 cloves garlic, divided

3 tbsp Longo’s Roasted Garlic and Shallot Grilling Oil, divided

Salt and pepper

1 pkg (400 g) Longo’s Cubed Red Beets

2 tbsp Longo’s Unsalted Butter

1/2 cup fresh Longo's Sage, leaves only

1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

2 tsp sherry vinegar

Candied Walnuts

1/2 cup Longo’s Walnut Halves

2 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tsp Longo’s Unsalted Butter


  • Toss squash, onions, 4 of the garlic cloves, 1 tbsp of the oil and pinch each salt and pepper together. Scrape onto one half of a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  • Toss beets, remaining garlic cloves, 1 tbsp of the oil and pinch each salt and pepper together. Scrape onto the other half of the prepared baking sheet. Roast in preheated 425°F oven for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender and golden.
  • Candied Walnuts
  • Heat small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook walnuts, sugar and butter, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes until sugar is melted and walnuts are evenly coated. Spread onto parchment-paper-lined plate and, using two spoons, separate the sticky walnuts; set aside to cool.
  • Melt butter and remaining oil over medium-high heat until butter begins to bubble. Fry sage leaves, a few at a time, in small batches until they are crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper-towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Gently combine roasted vegetables with Gorgonzola, vinegar, candied walnuts and fried sage; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1/6th recipe): 300 calories
  • Protein 7g
  • Fibre 5g
  • Fat 21g
  • Sugar 12g
  • Carbs 26g
  • Sodium 490mg