Baked Summer-Squash Cheese Dip

This cheesy dip is a great way to up your vegetable servings as well as use a bounty of squash from your garden or CSA. Serve with seasonal vegetables, crackers or bread for dipping.

Baked Summer Squash Cheese Dip
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)

  • 1 ¼ pounds summer squash and/or zucchini, trimmed and shredded

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, parsley or dill

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Coat a 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook butter and shallot in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallot is softened, about 5 minutes. Add squash (and/or zucchini); cook until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

  3. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl and add cream cheese, 3/4 cup Cheddar, yogurt, herbs and mustard; mix well. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Cheddar. Place the dish on the prepared baking sheet and bake until browned on top, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

103 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 103
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 368IU 7%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 220mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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