This Festive Winter Dip Subs in Healthy Cooked Veggies for Cream Base

By: Misel Saban - Dec 9, 2015
References: seriouseats & seriouseats
This appetizer winter dip by Serious Eats creatively subs in unhealthy ingredients for healthier cooked seasonal veggies for an added element of creaminess and flavor. The dip contains butternut squash and cheddar cheese to create a delicious warm-served pre-meal dish that is sure to wow guests.

Squash typically finds its way into soups and roasts, but the vegetable is easily blended and makes the perfect consistency for creamy dips. The dish contains purred butternut squash topped with butter, sage, onions, garlic, sour cream, cream cheese and cheddar. The dish is then baked and served warm as an upscale and sophisticated party appetizer. The dish can be served to guests with crackers, bread or veggie slices for easy dipping.

Adapting traditional food fare with seasonal ingredients lets consumers add boldness of flavor and new textures to their favorite food staples.