Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
This spicy dip is super easy to make and no one will even guess it contains pumpkin! You can serve it in a hollowed out bread round or miniature pumpkin. Serve with fresh vegetables, crackers or corn chips.
- 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened (you can also use regular)
- 1⁄2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
- 1⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 cup chopped bell pepper, any color
- 1 ounce chopped olive (optional)
- Beat together the first four ingredients.
- Stir in the bell pepper and olives.
- Chill until serving!
My guests LOVED this! Here's what I had to get my head around: it's orange, I knew I put pumpkin in it, and I even served it in a baby jack-o'lantern--so it was hard not to anticipate a pumpkin flavor when I tasted it. However, it's a Mexican taco-flavored dip! It was delicious and really fun for Halloween. One of my guests, who loves to cook himself, just couldn't guess the ingredient creating the great texture--and he was SO excited to know it wasn't just sour cream but actually pumpkin! (One additional note: definitely use a hand mixer or Cuisinart Kitchen-Aid to mix in order to get the smoothest possible texture.)
Excellent dip!!! Thanks for posing this gem. This will be a regular make...at my house.
This is wonderful!!! I took it to school and the teachers loved it!! I am making it for our family Christmas. I can't wait to tell them it is made with pumpkin!