Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin Recipe

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"I make this dip in the fall when entertaining," relates Laurene Hunsicker of Canton, Pennsylvania. "Everyone enjoys the pizza flavor. Kids especially like dipping with bread that's cut into the shape of ghosts, cats, pumpkins and bats. So get out your cookie cutters!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 small pie pumpkin (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-1/2 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Breadsticks

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 62 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cut top off of pumpkin; scoop out seeds and fibers. Replace top; place pumpkin on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until hot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Cook and stir over medium heat until dip is heated through and cheese is melted. Pour into hot pumpkin. Serve with breadsticks. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p9

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linden93 User ID: 1372854 81378
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"Super easy and very tasty! Kids loved it. I made the breadstick bones to use for dipping."

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