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Squash Puppies with Jalapeño Cream Dip

Squash Puppies with Jalapeño Cream Dip {Little Leopard Book}

After eating at Sissy’s Southern Kitchen while in Dallas, I became obsessed with re-creating their Squash Puppies with Jalapeño Jelly!

Healthy Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

I started playing around in the kitchen this week and came up with a similar version of their hush puppies recipe that is gluten-free and baked, not fried!

Healthy Squash Puppies Ingredients

Ingredients (makes 24 puppies)

  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and diced)

Slice the squash into cubes. Boil the squash in a large pot of water for 10 minutes (or until soft).

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Combine the cornmeal, sugar, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

In a separate bowl combine the milk, eggs, butter, diced onion and jalapeño.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Drain the squash.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Add the squash to the mixture and puree.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Next, add the cornmeal mixture.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Combine well then form into balls and place on a baking sheet.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F then remove when firm.

Squash Hush Puppies Recipe

Next, make the jalapeño cream dipping sauce.

Jalapeno Cream Dipping Sauce Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 jalapeños (de-seeded and roughly chopped)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Start by seeding and chopping the jalapeños.

Jalapeno Cream Dipping Sauce Recipe

Place the jalapeños, as well as the other ingredients into a food processor and puree into a creamy consistency.

Jalapeno Cream Dipping Sauce Recipe

Serve on side of the squash puppies for dipping.

Healthy Hush Puppies Recipe

These are the perfect guilt-free alternative to the delicious seafood side dish favorite!

Healthy Hush Puppies Recipe

Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, slightly salty with a little jalapeño kick!

Baked Squash Puppies with Sweet Jalapeño Sauce

These squash puppies are perfect as a snack or side dish!

Gluten Free Squash Puppies

 

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Squash Puppies with Jalapeño Cream Dip

This recipe for Squash Hush Puppies is baked instead of friend and gluten free. It's a delicious, healthy snack or side side!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 hush puppies
Calories 109 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Squash Hush Puppies

  • 2 yellow summer squash
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and diced

Jalapeño Cream Dip

  • 4 jalapeños de-seeded and roughly chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

Squash Puppies

  1. Start by slicing the squash into cubes.
  2. Boil the squash in a large pot of water for 10 minutes (or until soft).
  3. Combine the cornmeal, sugar, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the milk, eggs, butter, onion and jalapeño.

  5. Drain the squash.

  6. Add the squash to the milk and egg mixture then puree.
  7. Add the cornmeal mixture.
  8. Combine well then form into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350°F then remove when firm.

Jalapeño Cream Dip

  1. Start by seeding and chopping the jalapeños.

  2. Place the jalapeños, as well as the other ingredients into a food processor and puree into a creamy consistency.