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Pumpkin Chili Cheese Dip

Cheesy with a hint of spice, this Pumpkin Chili Cheese Dip is a fantastic appetizer for fall gatherings and football watching!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, chili cheese dip, dip, fall, fall appetizers, football snacks, pumpkin
Servings: 6
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ a medium onion chopped
  • ½ pound turkey meat or preferred meat substitute
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning mix
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup canned pureed pumpkin
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese plus extra for garnish


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add chopped onion and saute until softened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add turkey meat or meat substitute to onion and break up with a wooden spoon (my favorite tool for this job is a potato masher!). Cook until no longer pink.
  • Sprinkle chili seasoning over top and stir to coat all of mixture. Add diced tomatoes to meat and stir, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree. Add cream cheese and shredded cheddar and stir until the cheeses have melted into the mixture.
  • Serve in a hollowed out pumpkin with tortilla chips or your favorite dippers.