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Unique Butternut Cheese Fondido

Unique Butternut Cheese Fondido

Canola oil
1 c. diced red onion
2 T. flour
¼ c. chicken stock
1 (10-oz.) pkg. butternut squash cubes, puree the squash
1 T. minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce, plus 2 T. adobo sauce
1 c. shredded Oaxaca or Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 c. shredded 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided
1/3 c. very thinly sliced radishes
¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves
¼ c. sliced green onions
1-2 thinly sliced fresh jalapenos, seeded
Tortilla chips
Veggies, for dipping

  1. Pour oil in bottom of cast-iron skillet to cover bottom and place over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Add flour, cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add stock, squash (puree squash in food processor), chipotle and adobo sauce.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  7. Add ½ of Oaxaca and Mexican-blend cheese.
  8. Cook, stirring until cheese melts.
  9. Preheat oven to HIGH on broiler.
  10. Sprinkle remaining cheeses over the top.
  11. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.
  12. Top with radishes, cilantro, green onion and jalapenos.
  13. Serve with chips or favorite veggies.
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