Party Panache, Pumpkin Butternut Squash Holiday Queso Dip

 

You won’t believe how easy this showstopper dip is!

 

 

 

 

Plus, it’s full of festive holiday flavors to delight everyone’s tastebuds, even non veggie eaters!

If you don’t tell them, they’ll never guess there are healthy roasted vegetables under all that cheese!

 

 

 

 

Butternut squash, pumpkin, onion, cheese and seasoning, that’s all there is to it!

 

 

 

 

Roast the vegetables, 400 degrees for 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

Try not to nibble!

 

 

 

 

Place in a food processor, blender or bowl and add pumpkin

 

 

 

 

Puree to a smooth mix {I used an immersion blender}

 

 

 

 

Cheese please!

 

 

 

 

Put it in a greased 1 quart casserole

 

 

 

 

Top with remaining cheese

 

 

 

 

Bake and garnish with crispy bacon and scallions {Christmas colors!}

 

 

 

 

Dive in!

 

 

 

 

Serve with a variety of dippers, I used Fritos Scoops, celery sticks, and honey mustard pretzel pieces

Fried pita bread would be awesome too…have you ever had fried pita bread, it will make you feel faint it’s so good…

 

 

 

Football, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you’re all set!

 

 

 

This recipe is adapted from Climbing Grier Mountain

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Holiday Queso Dip

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 cups cubed butternut squash

1/2 cup diced red onion

1 tsp chili powder or more if you want it spicier

1 tsp seasoned salt

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

4 oz extra sharp white cheddar, grated*

2 oz fresh Parmesan, grated

2 slices crispy bacon crumbles for garnish

2 T chopped green onions for garnish

*I used Unexpected Cheddar Cheese from Trader Joe’s which is basically a combination of sharp white cheddar and Parmesan

Place squash and red onions on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings.  Toss with fingers or a large spoon to coat vegetables and spread out into an even layer.

Roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until soft.  Transfer vegetables to food processor, blender or bowl, add pumpkin and blend into a smooth mixture.  Stir in 1/2 of cheese.  Place into a greased 1 quart shallow casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Can be refrigerated at this point for baking later

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.  Garnish with bacon and green onions and serve with a variety of dippers, scoops, celery, pretzels, pita bread

 

 

Enjoy!

for another printable version of

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Holiday Queso Dip click here

 

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for another printable version of Holiday Cranberry Flatbread click here

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Comments
17 Responses to “Party Panache, Pumpkin Butternut Squash Holiday Queso Dip”
  1. Jenna, this would be an ideal dip for the game on Saturday. I love butternut squash as long as I don’t have to cut it. I see you have the perfect solution. Happy Thursday!

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  2. Rita C. says:

    This looks good and your description of the fried pita – “It will make you feel faint it’s so good…” is priceless.

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  3. I never would have thought of this combo. It looks wonderful~!

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  4. Jodi says:

    soooo going to try this! yum!

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  5. Linda says:

    What a lovely dish. You come up with so many wonderful recipes and you style everything perfectly. I want to spend a week with you…LOL

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  6. Jacqueline says:

    It is really bad when you are salivating for queso and it is only 9:30 in the morning. This looks and sounds fantastic. I just love your dish too. Wish I had some pita to dip in it right now.

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  7. pattyanneart says:

    Yum! 😊 Looking forward to trying this!

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  8. Lynn says:

    Looks like a fun dip for the Little Dipper Crock Pot too:@)

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  9. Mary says:

    Your dip sounds delicious Jenna! Perfect for pilgrims, football fans and Christmas tree trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend 🙂

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