Pumpkin goat cheese dip with caramelized onions

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There are so many things about this dip that are delicious on their own.

Goat cheese.

Pumpkin.

Cream cheese.

Caramelized onions.

In fact, a goat cheese package may have been licked in the making of this and a caramelized onion or ten two might have been taken straight from the pan.

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How something can go from making you cry in it’s raw form to tasting like sweet candy when cooked is beyond me, but I’m not complaining.

I don’t advise making this ahead of time though because it will sit there in the fridge torturously tempting your willpower. Should you find yourself in this case though, dough balls make an excellent distraction.

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It’s tangy, sweet and savory all at once and perfect for the upcoming holidays and parties.

In fact, I brought it to a get together at our friends’ house last night to be enjoyed by the adults with Pumpkin Shock Tops in hand and the background noise of 4 month old twins, an 8 month old, a 2 year old and an almost 4 year old playing, screaming, laughing, running and crying. Exhausting and adorable all at once.

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I think I’m just fine sticking to the dips for now though. You won’t be finding any buns coming out of this kitchen’s oven anytime soon. Winking smile

 

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip

with Caramelized Onions

Yield: about 2 cups

  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions:

In a small sauté pan over medium heat cook onions with rosemary and olive oil until caramelized, about 20 minutes. While onions are cooking, combine remaining ingredients in a stand mixer (or mix by hand in a medium bowl) and mix until fully combined. Once onions are caramelized, add most of them to the mixer and mix until incorporated. Use remaining onions as a topping.

 

What’s your favorite party dip?

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Comments

  1. 1

    I don’t like pumpkin, but I love goat cheese! I would totally try this ;)

  2. 2

    I just made caramelized onions for the first time last weekend. Now I want them in everything! I think my favorite party dip is seven layer dip… or just plain old guacamole.

  3. 3

    This is totally making an appearance at one of the many holiday parties I end up hosting each holiday season. I am infatuated with goat cheese lately – and paired with pumpkin? Can’t think of a better combo. seriously!

  4. 4

    Those are all ingredients that I’m obsessed with but never would have combined on my own… might have to try this for a Turkey day appetizer (or just for myself at home on the couch)!

  5. 5

    Carmalized onions and goat cheese is seriously my all time favorite combination! I am definitely going to be making this for a holiday party I have coming up! thanks for the recipe:)

  6. 6

    That looks yummy! I bet it was even enjoyable with screaming children running around in the background, which means a lot.

  7. 7

    Anything with goat cheese and cream cheese gets a vote from me! Love the pumpkin twist! :)

  8. 8

    Haha…I read the title of this post and immediately thought, “Yesssssssss. Yes.” So it has my seal of approval :-)

  9. 9

    wow. this looks sooooo good!

  10. 10

    Oh my. I don’t even LIKE goat cheese and I want to gobble that up!! PS – are those FoodShouldTasteGood chips?? SO delicious!

    • 11
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      A food blogger who doesn’t like goat cheese!? haha They’re actually Mary’s crackers but I love those FSTG chips too!

  11. 12

    Usually guac is my favorite but the second I saw caramelized onions, I was sold on your dip. Hope you are having an amazing day!

  12. 13

    Your recipes get more delicious-looking every day! I looooove goat cheese!

  13. 14

    you’re a pumpkin makin’ machine.. love it girl!

    sorry about BH and their tech crap. Yes, went thru it about 3-4 weeks ago, two HUGE HUGE failures within 1 week. Lost about 48 hrs of up-time. That’s…ridiculous. I had to switch. Good luck finding someone else. Lmk who you go with if you switch.

  14. 15

    Yum! This dip sounds incredible. We always try and one up each other at family events with dips and spreads and I think I am going to use this one to do just that one.

  15. 16

    This sounds so easy and delicious! Looking forward to trying it.

  16. 17

    This sounds AMAZing! and looks amazing, too. I am having a get together soon with some friends and I think this will be perfect to make. ;)

  17. 18

    Came over via Healthy Aperture… this dip sounds fantastic! Pumpkin & goat cheese are practically their own food groups in my kitchen, so I know I would love this =).

  18. 19

    holy cow how did I miss this one!?!!? so money! It would be bff with my savory pumpkin cheesecake. I would literally just eat the two side by side until I couldn’t keep my pants buttoned =) in. love.

    the carmelized onions are brilliant love! thanks for linking this up! <3

  19. 22

    Yes, please! I’ll be making this pronto :)

  20. 23

    Can you use all goat cheese and no cream cheese? I have one who is lactose intolerent in my family and so many holiday apps have cheese. He can tolerate goat cheeses!

    • 24
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I’m sure you could. They’re both kind of tangy so it would probably be similar. Let me know if you try it :)

  21. 25

    I LOVE this! Combining anything with goat cheese is delicious, but pumpkin is inspired. Great job. I am linking to this on my site.

  22. 26
    Vickie Wheeler says:

    no way! really!? Pumpkin & goat cheese are practically their own food groups in my kitchen, so I know I would love this =).

  23. 27
    Sharron Carson says:

    seriously! and looks amazing, too. I am infatuated with goat cheese lately – and paired with pumpkin? I think my favorite party dip is seven layer dip… or just plain old guacamole.

  24. 28

    I am thinking about making this tonight (Wednesday( to take to a party on Friday… do you think that will work? Is it served cold or room temperature? What kind of crackers would you suggest?

    • 29
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      You can definitely make it ahead of time. I think the flavors are most pronounced when it’s more on the side of room temperature than cold so I’d take it out a few hours before serving. Cracker-wise, totally up to you! We always have Mary’s crackers on hand but it’d seriously be good with any kind!

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