butternut squash hummus

Buttered Nuts Hummus (Curried Butternut Squash Hummus)

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Buttered Nuts Hummus (Curry Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus)

Let’s get this straight, we are NOT talking about ‘Nut Butter’ which is too nasty and twisted for words.  Roasted and Curried Butternut Squash makes this hummus different and absolutely delicious-  If you love Butternut Squash you will be amazed with the Butternut Squash flavor of this hummus.  Rich velvety butternut squash, tahini, curry and roasted garlic goodness combined with chickpeas chicken, coconut, lemon and cilantro. Sweet and spicy goodness in a wholesome snack.

A fresh batch of homemade hummus tastes like a little bit of heaven. Nothing comes close to the creamy, whipped texture. Plus, homemade hummus tastes so much better than anything you can buy at the store. This classic roasted Butternut Squash Hummus recipe is a nod to the traditional chickpea, tahini, and olive oil combination, but with some added fall flare.

Not only is this a super-food, but also a ‘Skinny Dip’  – No nudity required (Unless you want to) Be sure to pair it with our homemade PITA chips (Despite the fun acronym, they are definitely not a Pain-In-The-Ass.) You can also serve Buttered Nuts Hummus with an assortment of fresh vegetables.  Easy recipe, Delicious, and Bougie,  to-die-for, right out of the oven.  This appetizer is perfect for Fall.  This hummus is dairy-free, and gluten-free.





Ingredients you’ll need for

Hummus made with Roasted Butternut Squash


  • Roasted Butternut Squash – See roasting instructions
  • Chickpeas – Feel free to use canned chickpeas or Garbanzo beans
  • Curry Powder – This is our Secret ingredient
  • Tahini – Of course
  • Minced Garlic – Sexy
  • Sea Salt – Flavor amplifier
  • Cayenne – A little zing
  • Lemon zest – a little tang
  • Better than Bullion-Chicken – Yum
  • Coconut Milk – to make it creamy, and compliment the Curry flavor
  • Cilantro – Even more flavor


  • Baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Food Processor


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Is Butternut Squash Healthy?

Butternut squash is a winter squash with pale beige skin and a bright orange interior. Both the skin and the flesh are hard and firm until cooked, and it’s shaped almost like an elongated pear.  Squash is one of oldest known crops, dating back 10,000 years to Mexico and Central America.  This low-calorie, fiber-rich winter squash is a great hydrator, and one serving of butternut squash is roughly 87% water.  This squash is also good for your immunity.   Like other orange-colored fruits and vegetables, butternut squash is full of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Your body converts them to vitamin A, which is important for your immune system.  Butternut squash has lutein and zeaxanthin, often found in yellow fruits, vegetables, and eggs.

Additionally, Your body needs healthy fat to absorb eye benefitting nutrients.   Eat butternut squash with a little drizzle of olive oil.  This super-food is also a good source of fiber. Foods high in dietary fiber can keep your weight in balance and lower cancer risk.  Hummus now comes in a wide variety of flavors- and more innovative recipes emerge each year.


How to Cut  Butternut Squash

How to Roast Butternut Squash

Once you’ve cut open your butternut squash, scoop out the seeds and discard them.  There’s no need to peel your squash.  Just place the squash halves flesh down on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.

Placing the halves flesh down ensures your butternut squash will steam and roast until tender. Once cooked, just remove from the oven and let cool slightly before scooping out the flesh for your recipe.  This cooking method will turn a tough, raw gourd into a soft, sweet ingredient.  Roasting butternut squash is the more common process for achieving browned, crispy edges and a creamy interior.  Place in preheated oven(400 degrees and roast for 45-60 minutes or until the squash is tender to the poke of a fork.  Allow your roasted squash to cool before peeling the squash or scooping out the flesh.




What is hummus?

Hummus is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The staple of the Middle East includes olive oil, whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika.  Hummus is rich in nutrients, and people who regularly eat chickpeas tend to have higher intakes of fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.  Hummus has a creamy texture that is slightly nutty with just a hint of tart from the fresh lemon juice.  So many delicious flavors can be infused into traditional hummus- including our Cuss Kitchen Buttered Nuts Hummus!  Serve with veggies, crackers of your choice.  This savory dip will keep in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.


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Curried Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe

This Hummus is amazing – the perfect dip

butternut squash hummus
5 from 55 votes

Buttered Nuts Hummus

Curried Butternut Squash Hummus
Active Time50 minutes
Assemble and Blend15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttered nuts hummus, butternut squash appetizer, butternut squash hummus, cubed butternut squash, curried butternut squash, curry, hummus and chips, hummus recipe, skinny dip, Tahini, winter squash
Yield: 12
Author: Brooke N. Ruberze


  • Food Processor
  • 1 Baking sheet


  • 1 lb Butternut Squash - Roasted
  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp Simply Organic Curry Powder
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • tsp Cayenne
  • 1 Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Better than Boullion- Chicken Flavored
  • ¼ cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Chopped cilantro


Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Put cooking spray on a baking dish or tray
  • Cut the Butternut squash in half
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out seeds and stringy parts of the squash
  • Place the cleaned squash on the tray or dish with the inside part of the squash face-down
  • Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 50 minutes
  • Once the squash is cooked- Fork It! Make sure it is soft and fork tender
  • Peel and cube

Prepare chickpeas

  • Cover a 2nd baking tray with cooking spray
  • Place drained chickpeas on the tray
  • Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes

Blend ingredients

  • Blend the squash, and chickpeas in a food processor
  • Add curry, tahini, garlic, salt, cayenne, lemon zest, bullion, coconut milk, and cilantro to the food processor, and blend
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Place in a beautiful serving bowl
  • Serve with pita chips or cucumber wedges or other raw vegetables
  • Garnish with Cilantro or fresh Parsley

More on Butternut Squash



  • Add a little more Coconut milk for a creamy hummus texture with amazing flavor- More like a roasted/ curried Butternut squash dip
  • Always keep your leftover roasted butternut squash hummus refrigerated in an airtight container
  • Make this Butternut Squash Hummus and serve with fresh vegetables or pita chips
  • Salt and pepper to taste




Mix it Up:

  • Add a little more zing with an extra 1/3 tsp of Cayenne
  • Warm Naan would be a great alternative to Pita chips
  • Garnish with Feta, Pomegranate arils and micro greens, or Chickpeas and Pepitas, or smoked paprika




Frequently Asked Questions on Butternut Squash Hummus

What the FAQ?



What does Butternut Squash taste like?

Sweet, moist and nutty tasting, the flavor is similar to sweet potatoes.  It was named ‘butternut’ due to its smooth-as-butter texture.


Where does Hummus come from?

Originating in the Middle East, traditional hummus is made of pureed or mashed cooked chickpeas mixed with tahini—a toasted sesame condiment—and diced garlic, lemon juice, and salt.


What is the difference between Chickpeas and Garbanzo beans?

There is no difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans. They’re just two different names for the seeds of legume plants. AND the word chickpea doesn’t come from chickens!—it’s an evolution of the plant’s Latin name, cicer arietinum.


Can I use canned butternut squash instead of fresh for Butternut squash hummus?

Yes, you can use canned butternut squash if fresh is not available. Just make sure to drain it well before using it in the recipe.


Do I need to peel the butternut squash before roasting?

No,  peeling is not required for roasting.   It is easy to scoop out the squash- once the vegetable is roasted and tender.


Can I make this hummus ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the hummus ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Just give it a good stir before serving.


Can I freeze butternut hummus?

Yes, butternut hummus freezes well. Store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 2-3 months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before serving.


What can I serve with butternut hummus?

Butternut hummus pairs well with pita bread, crackers, sliced vegetables, or even as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.


What are 10 of the most popular squashes to eat?

  1. Butternut Squash
  2. Acorn Squash
  3. Delicata Squash
  4. Spaghetti Squash
  5. Kobacha Squash (Japanese Pumpkin)
  6. Hubbard Squash
  7. Pattypan Squash
  8. Sugar Pumpkin
  9. Sweet Dumpling Squash
  10. Zucchini Squash



Curried Butternut Squash Hummus is a Cuss Kitchen Skinny Dip. 

Try 2 more!

White bean hummus with chipotle


Motor City Bean Dip    Motor City Bean Dip is easy comfort food with just enough spice to keep you coming back for more.  Velvety white bean smoothness with coconut and a hint of chipotle smoke.  In addition to being delicious, this bean dip is healthy.  White beans are a nutritional powerhouse.  ‘White beans’ or Cannellini Beans are packed with protein and fiber.  It’s Delicious and Low calorie too!



Feta cheese dip with home-made pita chipsMy Fetish  My new Fetish…this recipe, we didn’t take the KINKS out – we put them all back in!  This is a Fetish you will want to bring out of the closet!  A XXX appetizer with fresh, and flavorful Feta Cheese Dip, Dill, Oregano, and Red pepper flakes- it’s a guilt-free dip you will want to share in an uninhibited way.  Pair our Feta dip with our homemade PITA chips, crackers, carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, or mushrooms.  As with all good fetishes…the possibilities are endless- Such a great recipe


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Homemade Pita chips  PITA has a great acronym- Pain-in-the A$$- But making these chips is definitely not!  These are so easy and so delicious.  Wait until you try them right out of the oven!



Skinny Chips  Homemade wonton chips look so artisanal, and have the added benefit of being crispy and delicious.   But wait, they have a Super-Power!  They are only 70 calories- or 14 carbs for 6 chips.  Equally important, they are fun and easy to make.




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  1. This has become my favorite hummus. Interesting flavors that make a great dip. I will be serving for the Holidays.

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