Festive Pumpkin Dip

An easy appetizer for your Halloween gathering.

Festive Pumpkin Dip A simple creamy, spicy pumpkin dip for your party.

Everybody loves edible bread bowls. This one is hard to resist when filled with creamy, spicy pumpkin dip

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) Italian or pumpernickel bread
  • Fresh vegetables, crackers or corn chips

    How to make it  20 minutes


  • 1

    In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin, taco seasoning and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in beef, peppers and olives. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • 2

    Just before serving, cut top off bread; scoop out bread from inside, leaving a 1/2-inch shell (save the bread from inside to make croutons or bread crumbs or save for another use). Fill shell with cream cheese mixture. Serve with vegetables, crackers or corn chips. Serves 24.

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