Let’s just get right into it: I’m very excited to bring you today’s recipe!
I am participating in #DeliciousBowl by Chobani, with an original Super Bowl snack incorporating Chobani Greek yogurt. (You can search #DeliciousBowl on Instagram and Tumblr to find other participating bloggers!) Whipping things up in the kitchen is way too fun. (Remember my football snackies?) I won’t be hosting any Super Bowl get-togethers this year…but if I did, this Creamy Butternut Squash Dip would be there with some pita chips!
The hardest part of this recipe-creation was deciding between sweet or savory. My sweet tooth screamed caramel apple dip… but in an unexpected twist, I went with something herb-y and cheese-y. And whaddaya know, it turned out pretty great.
Super Bowl Sunday Delicious Bowl Appetizer: Creamy Butternut Squash Dip with Pita Chips
- 1 butternut squash, cubed
- 4 Tbs. olive oil
- dash of salt
- dash of pepper
- 1 Tbs. Garlic powder
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 cup Chobani Greek Yogurt (Plain flavor, 0% fat)
- sprinkle of Parsley
- 1 Tbs. Oregano (I’m in love with the smell of oregano right now)
- 1 Tbs. ground Sage
- Pita chips for dipping (I used Wheat Thins’ new product Toasted Pita Chips)
1.) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
2.) Toss the butternut squash cubes in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
3.) Roast for 30 minutes or until very soft, flipping half-way through.
4.) Combine the roasted squash, feta cheese, and remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil in a food processor. Place mixture in the refrigerator and allow to cool completely.
5.) Once the squash is totally cool, add Chobani Greek yogurt, sage, oregano, and parsley to the food processor. Combine until it’s one creamy mixture!
6.) I topped this #DeliciousBowl with some more parsley and feta for color and served with pita chips on the side.
I’m happy I went with the ‘savory’ selection! The spices and herbs are crazy-flavorful, and this recipe is a much healthier option than traditional cheesy or cream-based dips like ranch or onion. Greek yogurt adds fat-free creaminess with extra protein; herbs flavor the dish without sugar or excess sodium; squash and feta round out the recipe for some uniqueness.
Maybe this can even something to add to your Super Bowl XLIX menu…?
It’s finally February! So many events are packed into this little 28-day month, including that one special holiday we all look forward to each February……obviously I’m talking about Groundhog’s Day. I mean, there’s Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and my birthday thrown in there too. But today a fuzzy little rodent will crawl out of the ground. Will he see his shadow? Won’t he see his shadow? The suspense is killing me!
However if you are not as enthused by this springtime phenomenon, maybe football is more of your forte. You might be a Ravens fan. You could be a 49ers fan. I personally am a sweet potato fan. I can get in the hype of the game but honestly, my favorite parts are the commercials and the snacks. Of course I have a healthy Super Bowl Snack for you and of course it involves sweet potatoes, basically one of my Top 5 favorite foods. Stick sweet potato bites on on a skewer with a sweet n’ tangy Asian sauce? GOLDEN.
Starting with the glaze. Really simple, only 3 ingredients mixed together:
- Cut 3 (washed and peeled) medium sweet potatoes into roughly 1-inch cubes.
- Toss in a bowl with 1 tbs olive oil to coat.
- Using bamboo skewers, slide the sweet potato wedges on like a kabob. (My bamboo Skewers came in a pack of 80. I foresee a few more “skewer” recipes in the future!)
- Place on a foil-lined baking sheet; drizzle the Honey Ginger Glaze over the skewers, turning them to get all sides.
- Bake in the oven at 425 for 40 minutes; rotate the skewers half way through. *Makes 6-8 skewers, depending on potato size
These would definitely be a healthy change from buffalo wings or sodium-packed potato chips. Not saying you should totally skip out on the festivities and snacks, but any chance to bring something healthy to the table should be a welcomed change : )
Funny story. Because I compete for a collegiate sports team, we are restricted from betting on any NCAA-sanctioned sport, including the Super Bowl. We even got a friendly email reminding us to refrain from any and all bets on the big game. Guess I won’t be wagering any of these sweet potato snacks tomorrow ;)
Are you hosting a Super Bowl Party & Which team are you rooting for?