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Super Bowl weekend is coming up and I’m sure all sports fans are gearing up for a fun game night. I am not a big football fan and don’t follow it too closely. But I’m excited about the half time show and the commercials more than the game itself 🙂

This queso dip made with butternut squash will be a yummy addition to your super bowl party menu. It is secretly healthy with the addition of squash and sports two-thirds less fat than the classic queso (or cheese) dip.

I was skeptical about the taste because I was expecting a very strong squash taste, but I was pleasantly surprised on how creamy and delicious this dip turned out. It doesn’t have the tell tale taste of the squash, I think adding the chipotle chili really helps with its smokiness. Serve with some nacho tortilla chips and veggies for dipping.

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Butternut Queso Fundido Yum
This queso dip made with butternut squash will be a yummy addition to your super bowl party menu. It is secretly healthy with the addition of squash and sports two-thirds less fat than the classic queso (or cheese) dip.
Butternut Queso Fundido
Course appetizer
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut squash Small
  • 1 Red Onion Medium , finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Chipotle chile adobo sauce plus 1tsp
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese Part-skim , grated
  • ¼4 cups cheese Mexican cheese Reduced fat blend, divided
  • 4 Radishes , thinly slices
  • 2 Green Onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno , thinly sliced
  • As neededTortilla chips
  • To taste Salt
Course appetizer
Cuisine american
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut squash Small
  • 1 Red Onion Medium , finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp Chipotle chile adobo sauce plus 1tsp
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese Part-skim , grated
  • ¼4 cups cheese Mexican cheese Reduced fat blend, divided
  • 4 Radishes , thinly slices
  • 2 Green Onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 Jalapeno , thinly sliced
  • As neededTortilla chips
  • To taste Salt
Butternut Queso Fundido
Instructions
  1. Prep the Butternut squash: Cut the squash into half and remove the seeds. Place it cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 30~35 minutes or until very tender. Cool slightly and puree the flesh.
  2. Heat 2tsp oil in a medium cast iron pan, add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add flour, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the stock, squash puree, chipotle and salt; bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low, add 3tbsp each of mozzarella and Mexican cheeses; cook for 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring until cheese melts.
  5. Now preheat the broiler to heat.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1tbsp cheeses over the op and broil for 1~2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Top with radishes, cilantro, green onions and jalapeno. Serve with chips and enjoy!!
Recipe Notes

Also linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook ChallengeFebruary -- Week 1'.

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