January 3, 2018

Roasted butternut squash hummus

Platter of vegetables and pita chips with a bowl of butternut squash hummus.

This sweet, creamy, and flavorful roasted butternut squash hummus is perfect for dipping your favorite pita chips and vegetables for a delicious snack.

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Hummus is always a great way to enjoy pita chips, raw vegetables, and even things like tortilla chips and pretzels. It a delicious and versatile dip that can be flavored in many ways.

Roasting up some cubed butternut squash until it is soft and sweet is a yummy way to change-up your hummus. Roasting the squash brings out the sweetness and adds a delicious flavor and color to a bowl of hummus.

Bowl of roasted butternut squash hummus.

I use butternut squash here, but you can use other sweet and firm orange fleshed winter squash such as a pie pumpkin, blue hubbard, kabocha, or honeynut squash if you prefer. 

You can use your favorite winter squash here, but we frequently have butternut around the house. Honeynut squash would make the hummus a bit sweeter, and a pie pumpkin would make it less sweet.

When you make hummus, you can make it thick or thinner depending on your preference. The blender or food processor you are using will influence the texture as well. If your hummus is not as thin or smooth as you would like, blend it longer and add a bit of cold water. 

Top of a bowl of butternut squash hummus with paprika sprinkled on top and a carrot being dipped.

Butternut squash hummus can be used to dip things like crunch pita chips, soft warmed pita bread, and pretzels. It also is terrific with raw vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, and more. 

Dips are a terrific way to encourage kids and all people to eat more vegetables, too. Dips make it more fun and more tasty sometimes (and this particular dip contains vegetables in the dip itself). We always like to have veggies and dip around for snack.

Hummus platters make a delicious appetizer, light lunch, or a party snack. You can make one for a game day as well and add a bunch of your favorite items for dipping.

Yield: about 2 cups
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

This sweet, creamy, and flavorful roasted butternut squash hummus is perfect for dipping your favorite pita chips and vegetables for a delicious snack.


  • 2 cups butternut squash that has been peeled and chopped into a small dice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 can (15-16 oz.) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika, plus more for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the butternut squash with the olive oil and a good pinch of salt and grind of pepper.
  2. Place in the oven and roast for about 18-20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until it is soft and caramelized. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  3. When cooled, place in the food processor with the remaining ingredients. Add another pinch of salt and grind of pepper.
  4. Process on high until smooth and creamy. Add a little cold water to thin it out more, if desired. Taste and season as needed.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with more paprika (or cover and refrigerate until serving time).
  6. Serve with pitas wedges, pita chips, crackers, and/or fresh vegetables of your choice. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container.


Other firm sweet winter squash like sugar pumpkin, kabocha, hubbard, etc. can be substituted.

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Bowl of butternut squash hummus on a platter.

This post was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2023 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other hummus and dip recipes: 

Beet Hummus with Feta

Carrot Top Hummus

Fresh Garlic & Herb Dip 

Lemon Garlic Scape White Bean Dip

Peanut Butter Hummus


  1. YUMMY and healthful! I wish I could still find some butternut at this time of year...

  2. Taste tested and approved by the twins, I love it. :D

  3. Yup, I definitely need healthy at the moment. And this sure fills the bills! Plus I'll bet it tastes amazing. Thanks!

  4. What a fantastic idea! I've never been a big fan of hummus but I love butternut squash so I'm sure it totally changes the common hummus. Thanks for sharing! Happy 2018!

  5. This looks so awesome. I'm a huge squash fan and love the idea of it in hummus. Happy New Year! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and holiday!

  6. there's cinnamon in this! cinnamon in hummus actually sounds pretty appealing to me, and i love the gentle color of it. great twist!

  7. Love this flavor spin on hummus! PINNED!


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