Serve this savory Pumpkin and Bacon Dip Appetizer at your next gathering and have your guests begging for more. How to make a Divining Pumpkin and Bacon Dip. While this post is sponsored. All opinions and the recipe are my own.
How To Make A Divining Pumpkin and Bacon Dip Appetizer
I have a delicious appetizer recipe for you all today that is a bit of a twist on the typical Pumpkin Dip recipes that you see everywhere. I’m not saying I don’t like sweet, in fact, you will find my Sweet Pumpkin Dip Recipe on the blog too, but sometimes you need to spice it up a bit! I love a bit of heat in my recipes and who doesn’t love bacon?!
Now that it’s Fall and I know most people’s entertainment calendar seems to explode this time of year, I wanted to share a delicious appetizer that is not only easy to make, but festive! And, if you look in your pantry, you may already have several of these ingredients on hand already. The pumpkin in this dip gives it that warm Fall color, and the bacon, spices, and The Divining Rod Chardonnay give it a flavor that will leave your guests coming back for more.
This Pumpkin and Bacon Dip Recipe can be served warm or cold, but I personally prefer it warm. I recommend pairing it with The Divining Rod Chardonnay that is in the recipe.
Now, here is my Divining Pumpkin and Bacon Dip Recipe. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 3 tablespoons The Divining Rod Chardonnay
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 8 oz ⅓ less fat cream cheese
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 slices bacon - cooked and crumbled/chopped
- 1 tablespoon diced green onions
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon (few shakes) cumin
- ¼ teaspoon (few shakes) chili power
- ¼ teaspoon (few shakes) garlic powder
- ½ - 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes - depending on how spicy you want it
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl
- Stir to blend well
- Adjust seasonings as desired
- Place dip in an oven-proof dish
- Bake for 10 minutes or until dip is heated through
- Serve with baguette or your favorite crackers
I hope you and your guests enjoy this Pumpkin and Bacon Dip Appetizer Recipe as much as we do!
You will notice that I used The Divining Rod Chardonnay in this appetizer recipe, and I did that for two reasons:
- I love wine
- It gives it an extra punch of flavor
You will find several varieties of The Divining Rod Wine: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Divine Red. I recommend having several bottles available for your guests at your next gathering, as each one, it’s own unique symphony of flavors for you to enjoy.
The Divining Rod Wines are made by one of the most interesting men I have met. Marc Mondavi is not only the first and only Water Witch I have ever met, but he is down-to-earth, friendly, and will take the time to talk to you about his family, Napa, and wine. I recently had the opportunity to go to Napa and the time I spent with Marc Mondavi was the most memorable. His kindness, passion, and devotion are contagious, and if that alone doesn’t make you want to try his wine, then just have a glass…the supernatural craftsmanship will have coming back for more.
“Trust your instincts and enjoy.”
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