Butternut Squash and Pear Sauté

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3 tbsp olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 ½ pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
1⁄3 cup chicken stock
¼ cup white wine (or, just additional chicken stock)
2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
1½ tbsp fresh sage, minced
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup chopped pecans
4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled

In an extra-large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for a few minutes until soft.

Add squash and chicken stock and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 10-12 minutes until the squash is just tender.

Add pears, white wine, nutmeg and sage, and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the pears are just tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.

Season well with salt and pepper; garnish with pecans and goat cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

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