Adventathon: 2

November 30th

Roasted Squash Dip — perfect for a holiday party or as a snack. I love sugar as much as the next person, but I find overwhelming amount of sweets at the holidays make me cranky, my stomach hurt and my pants tight. So, how about a healthy alternative to add to the potluck buffet?

Squash dip


1 sweet potato

1 small butternut squash

1 other small squash — could be acorn, etc.

3 cloves of garlic

1 dash of olive oil

1 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup cheese of choice — I like mozzarella

Dash of garlic salt, pepper, cayenne if you want it spicy


Roast squash and garlic — with a splash of olive oil — on a cookie sheet at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool for 20 minutes and then remove flesh with a fork into a large bowl. Add cheeses and spices and stir. Serve with veggies or crackers. Voila! A healthy seasonal appetizer.

Squash dip

Other options include adding brown sugar (not the point, really) or salsa. This is exceptionally easy, tasty and versatile.


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9 Responses

  1. Sounds yummy to me! Maybe instead of salsa you could add a little cayenne pepper for kick.

  2. Good to catch up with your blog again, Kelli. Always great stuff here. Happy holiday season!

  3. You. Are. Amazing. That is all.

  4. It was nice to be able to sit and catch up with your blog again. Impressive and motivating as always. Ah me? I went out on Black Friday for the heck of it. Not a lot of shopping (ok, so I bought a new outfit for our holiday party Sat) but mostly enjoyed Jen, the tradition of it (we always took my Mom when she was alove) and the season. Yeah, I can find joy almost anywhere. :-)) Look forward to trying the squash dip recipe. Take good care.

  5. Okay, seriously yummy. Great way to start my Monday!

  6. Hey, I can do that…and maybe I will! Thanks, that’s a good one.

  7. That does sound good! I love to server Pumpkin Butter (from Trader Joes, which we sadly don’t have here) on crackers as an alternative too. Luckily some kind relatives in Seattle send a jar each year. 🙂

    Loving the adventathon idea too. You are always so creative and fun.

  8. Yummy, Kelli! We eat our veggies roasted quite often, doesn’t it bring out all the flavor? This looks like something that could be served as a side dish.

  9. I am always looking for ways to use up my stock pile of squash. That is fantastic!