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Butternut Queso Fundido

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 10 (serving size: 1/4 cup fundido and 3 chips)

If you prefer, you can roast a halved, seeded butternut squash at 350° for 45 minutes or until soft. Scoop 10 ounces of flesh, and use in place of the puree.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen butternut squash puree, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce, plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 3 ounces shredded Oaxaca or part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 3/4 cup), divided
  • 3 ounces shredded reduced-fat 4-cheese Mexican-blend cheese (about 3/4 cup), divided
  • 1/3 cup very thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced jalapeño pepper
  • 30 light tortilla chips
  • Celery sticks (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 119
  • fat 4.3 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 207 mg
  • calcium 133 mg
  • sugars 1 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add red onion; cook 5 minutes or until softened. Add flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add stock, squash, chipotle, and adobo sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; add 2 ounces Oaxaca cheese and 2 ounces Mexican-blend cheese; cook 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring until cheese melts.

  2. Preheat broiler to high.

  3. Sprinkle remaining cheeses over top. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Top with radishes, cilantro, green onions, and jalapeño. Serve with chips and celery sticks, if desired.