Roasted Chicories with Brown Butter


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Roasted Chicories with Brown Butter
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 ounce focaccia or ciabatta bread, cut into cubes

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsely

  • 1 large delicata squash (about 1 1/2 pounds), halved lengthwise, seeded, and sliced

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 heads Belgian endive, halved lengthwise

  • 1 small head radicchio, cut into sixths

  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ cup drained capers

  • 2 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a shallow baking pan toss bread cubes with 1 tablespoon oil. Spread in an even layer. Bake for 8 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Sprinkle with Parmesan and finely chopped parsley; toss to coat. Transfer to a piece of foil to cool.

  2. In the shallow baking pan arrange squash in an even layer; drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes. Add endive, radicchio, and 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat. Season with additional salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes more or until vegetables are tender and browned.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat the butter over medium-low heat until browned. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and capers.

  4. Arrange vegetable mixture on a platter. Drizzle with browned butter mixture and sprinkle with croutons and 2 tablespoons parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
16g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 27.6mg 138%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 531mg 11%
Folate, total 89.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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