This savory pumpkin dip comes together in mere minutes and is packed with cheesy goodness and a hint of sweetness from corn. Smooth, flavorful and perfect for parties! I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a huge dip person. It isn’t something that immediately comes to mind when I’m thinking of things to make. That said, I’m always right in there if we are in Greece, Israel or other places in the region and baba ghanoush, hummus or muhamarra come out.
Maybe I’m just picky, what can I say. But one thing is for sure, both me and my equally discerning family enjoyed this cheesy corn pumpkin dip. And even better, it’s one of the quickest dips to make. All you do is put everything in the food processor!
A different style of corn dip
Many corn dips leave the corn as whole kernels, while here I have blended them up with everything else. It’s personal choice, I guess, but I find a smoother dip easier to scoop up and you still get plenty of the corn flavor.
I know I’ve called this a savory pumpkin dip, but the pumpkin is, in all honesty, not that strong. That said, I’m not sure it would be in most dips, but I think it still adds a nice hint of savory to balance out the other sweeter and richer flavors, and certainly gives a warm color. And it does all work so well.
You might imagine that I’d use mayonnaise in this. However I’m not the hugest fan of it, I have to admit, except for the likes of aioli.
As in my Mexican street corn salad, I’m a big fan of using yogurt (particularly Greek style) instead for creaminess but which is that bit lighter. I know, there’s still plenty cheese in there (like the tasty Cabot cheddar) but you know what I mean.
That salad is in fact part of the inspiration for the flavors in this dip, using that touch of paprika and lime to add to the flavors. But this savory pumpkin dip is not particular Mexican in style, but rather firmly footed in your general snacking, party entertaining or picnic flavors. All delicious, however you categorize it!
You can serve this with pretty much any of your typical dipping tools – here we enjoyed it with plenty of crunch vegetables (peppers, carrots and snap peas) along with some homemade cheese crackers.
Cheesy, easy and addictively tasty, this savory pumpkin dip with corn is one you need to try, whether for a party or any snacking excuse!
Looking for more cheesy snack ideas? Try these:
- Tiropita (Greek cheese pastries)
- Savory palmiers (cheese and fig pastry crackers)
- Parmesan popcorn
- Plus get more snack recipes, both sweet and savory, in the archives.
Cheesy corn pumpkin dip (savory pumpkin dip)
- 1/2 cup corn 80g (frozen, defrosted or fresh, cooked, as you have)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 4 tbsp
- 1/3 cup grated cheddar 36g
- 2 oz cream cheese 55g
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 58g
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic granules
- 1/2 tbsp lime juice
- Put everything in a food processor and blend until relatively smooth and well combined. Serve chilled with raw vegetables and/or crackers.
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Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:
Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Butterscotch Smoothie from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Mule from Seduction In The Kitchen
Spooky Sugar Pumpkin Shake from For the Love of Food
White Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate from Our Good Life
Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
3-Ingredient Cheater Pumpkin Muffins from Shockingly Delicious
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from The Crumby Kitchen
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Red Cottage Chronicles
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Butter from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cake from Love & Confections
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls from The Baking Fairy
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Palatable Pastime
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Frugal & Fit
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from The Beard and The Baker
Mini Pumpkin Spice Trifles from My Sweet Zepol
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pudding from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
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