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!
1/2cupfinely diced red onion (about 1/4 of a medium sized red onion)
12ouncesfrozen butternut squash puree
1can (10 ounces) petite diced tomatoes and green chilies
8ouncesMonterey 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.
Serving size: 1/4 cup (typically a serving size of dip is 2 tablespoons but I’m being realistic here).If you like spicy hot queso, use pepper Jack cheese instead of Monterey Jack. You could also saute chopped jalapeno peppers with the onions.