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You will need:

  • 1 Buttercup Squash – or other equally beautiful edible fleshy squash. Try to choose one that would also make a creative container.
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  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
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  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
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Wash and dry squash

Carefully cut in half. Scrape out seeds (keep seeds if you’d like to toast the seeds later!)

Drizzle quality olive oil over the top part and cut out as much squash flesh as you can from the bottom part while maintaining the ‘bowl’ integrity. Do not cook hollowed bottom part – put aside for later.

Roast top and other squash chunks at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

Let squash cool a bit so you can touch it and then scrape away squash removing any skin.

Blend with spices and 1/2 cup parmesan. The parmesan will melt because the squash will still be hot. Then whip in  1-1/2 cups of sour cream. If you have herb salts, sprinkle some on top.

Fill bottom hollowed out squash and serve with crusty bread, interesting chips/crackers and firm sliced vegetables.

Enjoy!

Roasted Squash Party Dip

Ingredients

  • You will need:
  • 1 Buttercup Squash - or other equally beautiful edible fleshy squash. Try to choose one that would also make a creative container.
  • 1-1/2 Cups Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
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  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Powder

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry squash
  2. Carefully cut in half. Scrape out seeds (keep seeds if you'd like to toast the seeds later!)
  3. Drizzle quality olive oil over the top part and cut out as much squash flesh as you can from the bottom part while maintaining the 'bowl' integrity. Do not cook hollowed bottom part - put aside for later.
  4. Roast top and other squash chunks at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
  5. Let squash cool and scrape away squash removing any skin.
  6. Blend with 1-1/2 cups of sour cream, spices and 1/2 cup parmesan.
  7. Fill bottom hollowed out squash and serve with crusty bread, interesting chips/crackers and firm sliced vegetables.
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