Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bacon

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Don’t walk, RUN to the market and get what you need to make this Savory Pumpkin Dip with Bacon! Your tastebuds will be delighted with the creamy dip full of cheese, pumpkin, bacon, and green onion.  Just a bit of a kick from the paprika and garlic will have you reaching for another cracker to slather it on, or another veggie stick to dunk into it! 

It’s no secret how much I love anything pumpkin.  But I will be honest and say that my sweet pumpkin recipes definitely outnumber the savory pumpkin recipes on my site.  This savory pumpkin dip though?  It’s been a game changer for me.  

The funny thing is, why hadn’t I thought to mix up something like this a long time ago? I mean everything in that bowl just GOES together.  


I have stacks of cookbooks and recipe magazines and clippings.  Many of the clippings are organized by season and the fall stack? Well, it’s ginormous.  

This summer, I started thinking about what I wanted to share with you when fall was upon us.  (yes, this summer — us food bloggers are always months, seasons and holidays ahead of you, so you can have just the right thing for that fall party or tailgate, without having to wait.) 

I came across a few different pumpkin dip recipes, but most of them were sweet.  Some of them had more of an Asian flavor appeal to them, but I wanted something to go with the Sweet Potato Chips that I was making, as well as with other crackers and veggies, too.  I nailed it with this combo. 


How to make a Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bacon

The recipe calls for cream cheese, pumpkin puree, garlic powder, paprika, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions.   Nothing fancy, right?



Begin by creaming together the cream cheese and pumpkin with the garlic powder and paprika.  Mix in the medium sharp shredded cheddar cheese, and last, fold in the onion and bacon.  I reserved a little bit of onion and bacon to garnish the top, too. 


Tip: The recipe is a great way to use “what’s left” of that can of pumpkin puree.  Have you noticed that many recipes don’t use the whole can? I started putting it in the freezer in a ziplock freezer bag and taking it out as I need it. 


Love it? Pin it!

Don’t forget where you found this amazing savory pumpkin dip recipe! Pin it to your favorite recipe board on Pinterest to find it easily!  While you’re there, follow along with me on Pinterest, too!

This dip would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving feasts this year!


What to serve with this savory pumpkin appetizer?

The first time I made this savory dip recipe, I served it with celery and carrot sticks, as well as with crackers and bagel chips. 

Then I had an excellent idea! What about serving it with some Sweet Potato Chips

So, I made those, and boy, was I right! They were a match made in fall dip heaven! 


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Savory Pumpkin Recipes

I have all sorts of pumpkin recipes right here on my website, but with the exception of my Pumpkin Curry Soup, all of them are of the sweet variety.  But after enjoying this Savory Pumpkin Dip with Bacon, I knew I wanted to dive into all things savory pumpkin! Here are some savory pumpkin recipes from a few of my blogger friends I have put on my must-make list!



Let’s grab the recipe for this savory pumpkin dip!  M.


Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip Bacon white bowl
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Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Bacon

Savory cheesy pumpkin dip with bacon will have you coming back for more! Creamy with a zip of garlic, green onion and paprika, serve on crackers or on a cheeseboard!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheddar, cheese, green onion, how to make a savory dip with pumpkin, pumpkin dip, savory pumpkin dip
Servings: 2.5 cups
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin canned pumpkin puree
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup medium cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 large green onions sliced (reserve some for topping)
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon cooked and chopped (reserve some for topping)


  • Cream together cream cheese, pumpkin, paprika and garlic powder.
  • Stir in shredded cheese.
  • Fold in bacon and green onion. Sprinkle with bacon and green onion.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • Serve with crackers or veggies.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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  1. What a phenomenal party dip! Love how this can be served with sweet potato chips, or pretty much anything. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Michaela this looks like my kinda dip! I’m so in love with the savory side of pumpkin. Perfect combination of flavors … I’m definitely pinning this one.

  3. This dip is so perfect for the fall! This combo is everything. Bookmarking to make later, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

  4. This tastes like Fall! I love the idea of using up left over Pumpkin Puree to make this – and I didn’t know you could freeze the pumpkin puree, so thanks for the tip!

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