Butternut Squash Purée & Stag’s Leap Chardonnay for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving food & wine pairing ideas
Photo: David Dadekian
One of the most enjoyable parts of Thanksgiving Day are delicious foods paired with great wines. Edible Rhody Magazine has featured a great Butternut Squash Purée recipe, and we’ve paired it with Stag’s Leap Chardonnay, which is a wonderful white wine, full of flavor and bright and crisp.

Stags’ Leap Winery Chardonnay
Napa Valley, CA

Elegant and exciting California Chardonnay with beautiful pure fruit flavors. A kiss of toasty oak perfectly balances out flavors of fresh peaches and nectarines that mingle with mandarin orange and other citrus fruits. A deftly balanced wine, it is bright and crisp while richly flavored, making it a perfect pairing with Butternut Squash Puree.

Butternut Squash Purée
Ashley Vanasse, executive sous-chef, Easy Entertaining Inc., Providence
Click here to read the Edible Rhody Magazine online edition.
1 large (2–3 pounds) butternut squash
3 tablespoons Rhody Fresh butter, melted
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted walnuts, toasted and chopped

Heat oven to 350°. 
Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place halves on a lined baking sheet. Place ½ tablespoon of butter in each of the cavities, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, or until soft. Remove from the oven and uncover. Scoop out the hot squash with a spoon, and place in food processor or blender with the salt, heavy cream and remaining butter. Pulse until smooth. Serve topped with walnuts. Makes 6–8 servings as a side dish.

Hess ChardonnayLatour Puligny Chardonnay

If Chardonnay is your favorite type of wine, then we also recommend these two Chardonnays that will be wonderfully versatile on your Thanksgiving table. Both will leave a lasting impression on guests!

  • Hess Chardonnay – A delicious Chardonnay without the heavy handed Oaky/Buttery style. Loads of pineapple and tropical fruit aromas leap out of the glass with flavors of crisp green apple and lemon zest. A crowd pleaser! Monterey County, CA $13.99
  • Latour Puligny Montrachet – An extraordinary example of one of the world’s most famous wines, this Chardonnay is a splurge worth taking. Aromas of white flowers and vanilla with flavors of white fruits, almonds and toasted brioche. A stunning wine that will be long remembered. Burgundy, FR $69.99


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We’re located in Providence, Rhode Island.