Baked pumpkin cheese dip recipe
Hot, cheesy dip baked and served in a pumpkin shell.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cut a 2-inch slice from top of pumpkin and reserve. Remove seeds and fibers.

  3. Blend oil and garlic, then rub mixture inside pumpkin and place in a large roasting pan. Alternate layers of toasted crumbs and cheeses inside pumpkin. Combine half-and-half, salt, pepper and nutmeg, then pour over layers.

  4. Replace pumpkin top and bake for 2 hours, gently stirring contents after 1 ½ hours.

  5. Serve with French bread or corn chips.


Tips & Notes

Give the dip ample time to cool before serving – the pumpkin will be hot after baking in the oven for 2 hours! Alternately, you can bake the dip in a square or round baking dish and serve in a pumpkin shell for a pretty presentation.