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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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

~K