This healthy queso dip is about as healthy as you’ll get when it comes to a decadent, cheesy dip. You’ll love the subtle sweetness and vibrant color that the butternut squash adds. This one is a must-try!
About this Healthy Queso Dip
- Lower in calories: Does anybody think it’s weird to add butternut squash to queso? Maybe it sounds weird but then you find out that there’s only 113 calories per 1/4 cup, it’s totally delicious and not squash-y tasting at all.
- The ultimate snack: Chips with any type of dip = my kryptonite. I recently made another batch of my restaurant style salsa and I literally cannot stop eating the stuff. And then there’s queso! Talk about dangerous. Have you tried queso blanco in the slow cooker or yummy poblano queso dip?
- Sneaky vegetables: If you aren’t looking for the flavor of the squash, you may not even taste it amidst the Tex-Mex spices, tomatoes, green chilies, and creamy Monterey Jack cheese. Bonus: If you have kids that don’t love vegetables, I bet they’ll devour this beautiful healthy queso dip without a second thought.
More Cheesy Dips
- hot caprese dip
- broccoli and bacon beer cheese dip
- pepperoni pizza dip
- roasted cauliflower and cheddar dip
- stovetop spinach dip with sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely diced red onion (about 1/4 of a medium sized red onion)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 12 ounces frozen butternut squash puree
- 1 can (10 ounces) petite diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- Place unwrapped squash in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for 5 minutes at 50% power or until thawed.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes or until translucent.
- Add garlic and cook for one more minute or until fragrant.
- Add squash, tomatoes, cumin and chili powder, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat to low and add cheese. Stir until melted and serve immediately.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.