Cheesy Butternut Squash Hummus

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This easy, 10-minute butternut squash hummus with Gouda is a bit savory, a bit sweet, and excellent for dipping with crackers and veggies. Make it festive for Halloween by decorating it with fake fingers, worms, and creepy decorations to up the spook factor.


  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup cooked and 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 black pepper
  • Crackers & vegetables, for dipping


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

*For a thicker hummus, use 1/4 cup olive oil. For a thinner hummus, increase oil to 1/2 cup.