Festive Pumpkin Dip

An unexpected use for pumpkin is in this creamy, zippy snack dip. It's a chunky, satisfying dip perfect for any time.

Yield

3 cups (24 servings)

Ingredients

12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
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 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained
1 round loaf (1 pound) Italian or pumpernickel bread
fresh vegetables, crackers or corn chips

Directions

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

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.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: unavailable

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