• Roasted Butternut Squash Dip

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    Servings: 20-24
    by CM215
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    This is a tasty Thanksgiving dip that your guest can enjoy until the meal is served. Make it up to 3 days ahead and stir in parsley at serving time. Simple yet delicious!


    • 1 (1 ½ to 2 pound) small butternut squash
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
    • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
    • 2 tablespoons tahini
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
    • Garnish: Fresh parsley sprigs, if desired


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel, seed, and cut butternut squash into 3/4 inch cubes. Place on large baking sheet. Wrap garlic cloves in a piece of aluminum foil. Place on baking sheet with squash. Drizzle squash with 2 tablespoons sesame oil; toss to coat. Roast squash in preheated oven, tossing once, 25-30 minutes or until squash is very tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
    2. Meanwhile, place sesame seeds in a small pan and cook over medium heat until fragrant and toasted, about 2 minutes. Set aside until needed.
    3. Place roasted squash and garlic in bowl of food processor fitted with blade. Add tahini, pepper, lime juice, and remaining tablespoon of sesame oil. Process until just blended. Place in serving bowl and chill or allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in chopped parsley. Top with toasted sesame seeds and garnish with sprigs of parsley, if desired. Serve with fresh crudités or pita chips.

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    • LexAM
      Sounds delicious!
      • MSBear1
        Love this recipe! Great to make ahead of time.
        • Allison Loesch
          Allison Loesch
          Sounds perfect! I can't wait to make this for Thanksgiving.
          • MJ
            This looks easy and fun to eat!
            • Catherine Wilkinson
              Catherine Wilkinson
              Wow...this is incredible! I'm definitely serving this up to my family for Thanksgiving!
              • Stacy S in GA
                Stacy S in GA
                Yum! So easy and tasty!
                • Mike Tress
                  Mike Tress
                  Sounds good!

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