Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip

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It’s fall!  I’m definitely feeling the chill in the air, which always makes me focus on butternut squash recipes. This awesome Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip will rock your world!  You can use this flavorful dip with veggies, pita bread, or Indian naan bread — or just use a spoon!  Doesn’t matter, it’s that good!  It’s creamy and has a touch of heat. I even used this butternut squash dip to stuff a chicken breast.  So many options! Make it easy on yourself, buy the butternut squash already peeled and cubed so you don’t lose a finger slicing it up. Note to self!

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Dip
 
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Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 5 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sambal oelek (Thai red chile paste)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • Garnishes:
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chips for serving
  • Cilantro for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spread the squash, onion, and garlic cloves out in an even layer onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat the veggies. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the veggies are caramelized and the squash is very tender. Broil for a few minutes to make sure they are caramelized.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and then transfer everything to a food processor.
  4. Add the cream cheese, coconut milk, sambal oelek, fish sauce, and sesame oil to the food processor. Pulse to combine the ingredients. Add a little salt and pepper and then run the machine until everything is super smooth and creamy. Taste to check for seasonings.
  5. Garnish with scallions, cilantro and peanuts. Serve with your favorite chips for dipping.
Notes
Sambal oelek can be found at select grocery stores and specialty Asian markets.
Adapted from: http://yestoyolks.com/2015/12/18/thai-butternut-squash-dip/

 

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    techlazy.com
    April 28, 2017

    I made this last night for my 16 yo twins and husband – and they loved it. So easy and perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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      Asian Caucasian
      April 28, 2017

      So glad you and your family enjoyed the recipe! If you like wontons, try the roasted butternut squash wonton bite, to die for!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 15, 2017

      Hi Kelsie! This is a fabulous appetizer dish for the holidays! You must try this one, a blog favorite!

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      Asian Caucasian
      November 15, 2017

      Thanks so much, Jocelyn! You need to make this one!

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    Erin Clarkson
    November 16, 2017

    Dips are my fave ever! This looks amazing

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    Laura
    November 17, 2017

    I’ve never made a dip with squash, always as a side dish. This looks heavenly!

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