Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bacon Jalapeno Dip in a Baked Pumpkin

Beaulah has a sweet tooth, actually she has a few
missing sweet teeth but she also loves savory
and we whipped up this wonderful dip
served in a baked pumpkin just to prove it!

Bacon Jalapeno Dip in a Baked Pumpkin

2-3 lb. pumpkin, cleaned out

16 oz. cream cheese
2 C. monterey jack or mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 T. finely chopped jalapeno
2 T. finely chopped onion
1/2 C. cooked and crumbed bacon
3/4 C. salsa verde

Heat oven to 350

Place the cream cheese in a large microwave safe bowl and soften
on high for about 1 minute.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Place the dip in the cleaned pumpkin and place it in a baking
dish with 1 inch of water.  Lightly cover the pumpkin
with foil.   Place the pumpkin and baking dish
in the oven and bake for about one hour or until the dip
is hot and beginning to bubble around the edges.
I put the top of the pumpkin in the oven for the last 20 minutes
so it looked baked too.

We served it with both bread and chips, but I definitely preferred
the bread.  If you have any leftovers, scoop it out and place it
in the fridge and pop it in the microwave to reheat.  This was
fabulous, but Beaulah says, "Isn't anything with cream cheese and


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This is so fun served in the pumpkin! The dip sounds fabulous, except for the jalapeno...I'm a wimp:)

  2. Sounds like a dip I'd love! Too cute in the pumpkin:@)

  3. Cute idea! I think I'd be trying to scoop some pumpkin off the inside too :) The dip sounds delicious. Bring on the heat!

  4. Oh, that dip sounds heavenly, and I love the presentation idea! Great idea!

  5. That looks & sounds wonderful! LOVE the presentation.

  6. I have a sweet tooth, but love savory too. This looks delicious!

  7. Great recipe. Love the pumpkin presentation.

  8. Oh how could this not be divine with the bacon and cream cheese! Beaulah knows her way around the kitchen :)

  9. Love this dip in the pumpkin. Beaulah is certainly looking beautiful this season. Joni

  10. Tried this with my teens tonight, a definite winner all the way!!!

  11. Great Post I'm submitting it to a client to use in a great food round up for Halloween ! I hope this is ok !

  12. I'm worried that baking this in the pumpkin will give it a bit of a pumpkin flavor. Did you notice that at all? I'm wondering if I should bake the dip alone and then just serve it in the uncooked pumpkin???


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