Full Circle {Pumpkin Taco Dip}

This blog all started with me posting during the Halloween party preparations.  Here we are again!  This past weekend we had our Halloween party, 10th year running.  There were a ton of fun costumes, great food, lots of friends.  Most importantly, no rain.  Mother nature is clearly a fan, we have had favorable weather all ten years!  I am still recovering from the fun.

After all these years I have a ton of Halloweenish party recipes.  I make a few tried and true Halloween recipes each year and try a handful of new ones too.  This pumpkin seven layer dip is one of my favorites.  It is always a big hit, and people know something is different about it but often can’t identify the pumpkin.  This year I put it in a pumpkin shaped dish as hint.

Pumpkin Seven Layer Dip
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 12
  • 1-15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 3 T. Sweet Heat Treat chopped (or jalapeno slices)
  • 1-4.25 oz. can Diced Green Chilies
  • 1 T. taco seasoning
  • 1 C. shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 C. shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 C. salsa
  1. Layer 1. Combine pumpkin and cream cheese – spread into serving dish
  2. Layer 2. Combine sour cream thru taco seasoning – spread over pumpkin mixture
  3. Layer 3. Cover sour cream mixture with layer of salsa
  4. Layer 4. Cover salsa with cheese
  5. Layer 5. Top cheese with shredded lettuce
  6. Layer 6: Sprinkle chopped tomatoes
  7. Layer 7. Finish with green onion.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping

For the salsa I used Frontera’s new seasonal salsa, Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa.  Have you seen it?  It is not at my grocery store, but my friend brought me a jar.  She is knows me well!  If you see it in your store I advise you grab a few, it is really good.  It’s a mild salsa with lots of chunks of pumpkin.  Taste great on just about anything!

Savory Halloween recipes are not always easy to find.  Any good suggestions for other appetizers?

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