Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Dip

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 pound Two (2) Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and cubed into 1 inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped
2 Anchovy fillets


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Mix olive oil, fresh sage, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl and toss with squash cubes. Place on large baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool to touch.
While Squash is cooking, saute chopped onion, anchovy fillets and garlic in a little extra virgin olive oil until onion is tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.
Add butternut squash and onion mixture, 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese to food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a decorative bowl and serve with pita wedges, bread sticks or assorted veggies.




I just made this dip for a dinner party we’re going to and I had to write it down before it was forgotten. Back in May of 2008 I posted a recipe for butternut squash dip that I had found online which was pretty good, but I knew I could do better. The addition of the fresh sage is critical. The added goat cheese gives it a nice tang without overpowering the butternut squash and the anchovy fillets give it a depth of flavor without anyone ever guessing there’s little fishies in there. Give this a try, you will wow your guests, I promise.




Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 3:30pm


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