Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bread Sticks

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When we think of pumpkins we think of Halloween, but pumpkins are also for Thanksgiving! You serve this delicious cheese dip IN a pumpkin! It tastes delicious and looks fun!

OK – let’s get cooking!

Here’s How you Do it:

First, you need to start with the bread sticks. Preheat the oven to 350° and then open the bread dough. Spread it out on a cutting board and then cut into strips that are about 4 inches long.

Lay the sticks on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.

Combine the garlic with the butter (melt it first) and brush onto the bread sticks. Next, sprinkle the sticks with parmesan cheese and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes – or until the are golden brown.

Next, scoop out pulp from the pumpkin – and save those seed! They are delicious toasted.

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour smells nutty and is starting to brown slightly.

Using a wire whisk, stir in the cream, seasonings and pumpkin and keep whisking it all until it’s well incorporated.

Let it simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes, then stir in the mozzarella, then the cheddar and keep stirring until it’s fully melted and the sauce is smooth.

our into the pumpkin and serve with the bread sticks.

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Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bread Sticks

When we think of pumpkins we think of Halloween, but pumpkins are also for Thanksgiving! The delicious cheese dip appetizer is served in a pumpkin! It tastes delicious and looks fun!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread sticks, cheese, dip, pumpkin
Servings: 8
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
Bread Sticks
  • 1 pkg refrigerator french bread loaf
  • 2 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan, from the can
Pumpkin Cheese Dip
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half and half, or whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned or homemade (the latter is better)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1-1/2 cup grated cheddar, extra sharp
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, grated
Instructions
Bread Sticks
  1. Start with the bread sticks. Preheat the oven to 350°.

  2. Open the bread dough and cut into strips that are about 4 inches long.

  3. Lay the sticks on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper.

  4. Melt the butter with the garlic and brush onto the bread sticks. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes - or until the are golden brown.
Pumpkin Cheese Dip
  1. Scoop out pulp from the pumpkin - and save those seed! They are delicious toasted.

  2. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour smells nutty and is starting to brown slightly.

  3. Using a wire whisk, stir in the cream, seasonings and pumpkin. Keep whisking until it's all well incorporated.

  4. Simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes, then stir in the mozzarella, stir. Then add the cheddar cheese. Keep stirring until it's fully melted and the sauce is smooth.

  5. Pour into the pumpkin and serve with the bread sticks.

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7 Responses to Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bread Sticks

  1. I’m not sure about a pumpkin dip but I see it is loaded with cheese. Cute way to serve it too! Thanks for sharing a seasonal recipe with a special Fiesta Friday #250!

  2. How creative, Helen!! I would love to dive into this!! I am sure it is so good with those breadsticks!! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this week’s Fiesta Friday! I hope you are having a fab time! x

  3. Another popular post for your creative pumpkin cheese dip and breadsticks. We will feature this on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop. It looks so yummy.
    Kathleen

  4. Pingback: Blogger's Pit Stop #151 - from This Autoimmune Life

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