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Bowl of Butternut Squash Hummus with Pita Wedges and Parsley in the Background
Sweet, Savory & Smoky Butternut Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Step up your hummus game this fall with this flavor-packed butternut squash hummus! It's rich, creamy, just a tad sweet, savory, and flavored with roasted garlic and smoked paprika.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 5 ½ tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss the butternut squash cubes with ½ tablespoon of olive oil and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet or in an oven-safe skillet.

  3. Cut the top off of your garlic bulb. This should cut into the tips of each (or most of) the cloves. 

  4. Drizzle the garlic with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and wrap it loosely in foil.

  5. Place the garlic and butternut squash into the oven. 

  6. Bake the squash until tender, about 20 minutes, flipping once about halfway through.

  7. Bake the garlic until the cloves are soft and pale brown, about 40 minutes.

  8. Allow the garlic and squash to cool for a few minutes.

  9. Squeeze the garlic bulb to extract the soft roasted cloves from the shell.

  10. Place the squash, roasted garlic, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, smoked paprika, cayenne and salt into a food processor bowl and blend until smooth. Thin with water if you like.

  11. Serve with pita bread.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet, Savory & Smoky Butternut Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Sodium 303mg13%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 19.2g6%
Fiber 3.8g15%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 3.7g7%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.