You’ve got to try this cheesy skillet butternut + chipotle queso fundido . Not only is it vegetarian and lower in calories than most queso fundidos, but it is over the top delicious and so easy to make. This skillet butternut + chipotle queso fundido will definitely score a touchdown for you on Superbowl Sunday!
Seriously, this crowd pleasing appetizer takes less than 30 minutes to make. I just love dishes that are made in a skillet. Skillet butternut + chipotle queso fundido requires a medium ( 8 inch) sized cast iron skillet. I used a 10 inch, but had to thinly spread out the butternut squash puree. It works, but the dip wasn’t as thick as it could have been. Plus, I added more cheese to completely cover the top, which isn’t a good thing if your watching your calories. But it was delicioso!
Use reduced fat 4-cheese Mexican-blend to keep the calories low.
The butternut squash gives this appetizer, or dip as I call it, an extra richness. The recipe calls for frozen butternut squash puree, which I couldn’t find, so I used frozen butternut squash (defrosted) and pureed it in my processor. Worked perfectly. Or if you want to get really fancy, which I sometimes like to do, roast a halved, seeded butternut squash at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until soft. Scoop out 10 ounces of flesh and use instead of frozen puree.
Replace fattening nachos with this healthy and lower calorie skillet butternut + chipotle queso fundido this Superbowl!