Heart Healthy Butternut Squash Dip Recipe
Preheat oven to 400°.
With a large knife, quarter the squash and place on a piece of foil twice as long as the squash. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Wrap in foil and bake for 1 hour. Turn off the oven. Remove the squash from the oven and unwrap it. Return the squash to the oven (the oven should be off) for another 30 minutes to dry.
With a spoon, scoop the flesh out of the squash, discarding the skin. Transfer the cooked squash to a blender or food processor, and puree the squash with the goat cheese (reserving some goat cheese for garnish) until smooth.
Transfer the pureed squash mixture to a bowl. Season with additional black pepper. Garnish with the reserved goat cheese and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over the dip. Serve with rice chips, if using.