Butternut Squash Hummus


Are you looking for ideas for easy appetizers for Thanksgiving?  Butternut Squash Hummus is a serious crowd pleaser and super easy to make.

You can prepare it in advance – it actually keeps very well in the fridge in a sealed container for 5 to 6 days.

If you don’t have butternut squash, use acorn or another type of squash instead.

To really save time buy pre-sliced squash from the produce section or frozen aisle.

Also, you can play around with seasonings by adding garlic or your favorite herbs.

Finally, for a deeper flavor, the squash can also be roasted ahead of time.


Butternut Squash Hummus

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Course: Appetizer, easyappetizers, fall, glutenfree, vegetarian, winter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, butternut squash, tahini
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 280kcal



  • Steam the butternut squash 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Add squash to a high-speed blender or food processor along with the tahini, lemon juice, and sea salt.  Drizzle the olive oil and process until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.  
  • Garnish with pumpkin seeds and paprika.  Serve with seed crackers, celery & carrot sticks.


Additional Recipe Notes/Suggestions
  • Leftovers
    Keeps well in a sealed container in the fridge for 5 to 6 days.
  • No Butternut Squash
    Use acorn squash or another type of squash instead.
  • More Flavor
    Play around with adding garlic or herbs. You can also roast the squash for a deeper flavor.
  • May also Garnish with
    Sesame seeds or hemp seeds.
  • Save Time
    Buy pre-sliced butternut squash from the produce section or frozen aisle.

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Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 400mg 17%
Potassium 349mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 99%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 11%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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