Cheesy Butternut Squash Hummus

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This kid-friendly Cheesy Butternut Squash Hummus is perfectly orange Halloween party fare that feeds a crowd — especially when decorated with fake fingers, worms and creepy decorations to up the spook factor. This easy, 10-minute hummus is a bit savory, a bit sweet and excellent for dipping with crackers and veggies.


  • 1 (15- to 16-oz) can cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup cooked & mashed butternut squash
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil*
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup shredded Roth Gouda cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Crackers & vegetables, for dipping


For a thicker hummus, use 1/4 cup olive oil or for a thinner hummus, increase to 1/2 cup)

  1. In a large food processor, puree chickpeas, butternut squash, olive oil, tahini, honey and spices until smooth.
  2. Add Gouda, and puree until just blended.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, tasting hummus and adding more salt and pepper, if desired.