It's perfectly acceptable to eat dip for breakfast, lunch and a late night snack right? Because that may or may not be what I've been doing the last several days...
I first made this butternut squash goat cheese dip last week for a personal snack. I bought these little ramikans from Target (hello that dollar section is my downfall) and they are perfect for one person. It was amazing so I whipped up a bigger patch for my pumpkin party and it was a huge hit. It's festive and fall feeling and cheesy! So really you can't go wrong. The recipe is from Jess from HowSweetEats. She's basically my food spirit animal, everything she makes I want to eat. She also has a butternut squash spinach dip that I'm dying to make.
I told you guys I was on a butternut squash kick (still want to make another batch of this soup asap) and its the only thing that really feels like fall. This weather (70s and sunny) is my dream. It makes me feel like I'm back in California. But it's kind of crazy. The leaves aren't even changing yet and it's supposed to be in the 80s this weekend.
But let's get back to this dip. I'm going to post the recipe I scaled down for one person (or two people not eating this as a meal like me...) but it can easily be doubled or tripled. I also found it was easier since my food processor can only hold so much. I always feel it's a struggle to scale back a recipe. I've recently discovered a great local blogger, Christina from Dessert for Two. She makes perfect small scale desserts and she has a really adorable baby I love seeing on her insta stories. St. Louis has so many talented bloggers and entrepreneurs and just all out awesome people. I'm excited that I've recently gotten to meet a few of my insta friends in person! It's definitely something I want to continue. But wait I got side tracked again from the dip.
Ok so, this is super easy to whip together but does take some baking time. You just roast up the butternut squash with olive oil and salt and pepper. Pop it in a food processor with lots of goat cheese and sage. Then back in the oven to bake it all together! Super easy, super yummy. You can eat it with tortilla chips, or home made pita chips or store bought pit chips or heck, even veggies! Plus you feel like it's healthy because really you're just eating a vegetable all purred together! I think it's definitely going to become my go-to winter dip to bring to tailgates and parties. What's your go-to party app? Let me know in the comments below and let me know if you bring this to any of your fall gatherings!
butternut squash + goat cheese dip
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