Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gardner Grub - Cheesy {Jack-O-Lantern} Dip

The. Best. Dip. Ever.

And it's really cute.

This dip recipe was in my Fall edition of Food & Family magazine. It's obviously perfect for October, but it's also a great dip to make all year long served in a bowl and topped with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.

3 green onions
2 pkg (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg (8 oz) Cheddar Cheese
1/4 c. finely chopped red peppers
3-4 slices pepperoni or salami

Cut 4-inch length from green end of 1 onion (or use the end of a celery stalk like I did); slice remaining onions. Beat the cream cheese and 1 1/4 cups Cheddar with mixer until well blended. Stir in sliced onions and peppers. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Shape into a ball. Roll in remaining Cheddar. Cut pepperoni into shapes for the jack-o-lantern face and press the pieces into the cheese ball. Insert green onions (or celery) into the top.

Serve with Ritz crackers and/or tortilla chips.


  1. Awesome! Got the ingredients on my shopping list for today!

  2. Seriously the cutest little pumpkin I have seen! And I bet it tastes pretty awesome as well!

  3. So cute!! I'm gonna have to make this for small group. :)

  4. Katie - I made it for my small group on Tuesday! It was a hit.

  5. how cute and yum at the same time :)

  6. So very cute. Great for Halloween get-togethers.

  7. This is so cute!! I may have to make this for my Halloween buffet, I think I would look so cute!! Great idea!! ~April

  8. Absolutely adorable.
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