Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions

Pumpkin goat cheese dip with caramelized onions is the perfect party dip for the holidays! Tart, creamy and perfect with some hearty crackers.

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

Goat cheese.


Cream cheese.

Caramelized onions.

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip with 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.

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip

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.

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions

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.

Pumpkin Cheese Dip

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.

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions
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Pumpkin goat cheese dip with caramelized onions is the perfect party dip for the holidays! Tart, creamy and perfect with some hearty crackers.
Serves: 2 cups
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 3 oz. goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0%)
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. In a small sauté pan over medium heat cook onions with rosemary and olive oil until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  2. While onions are cooking, combine remaining ingredients in a stand mixer (or mix by hand in a medium bowl) and mix until fully combined.
  3. Once onions are caramelized, add most of them to the mixer and mix until incorporated.
  4. Use remaining onions as a topping.

What’s your favorite party dip?

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    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!

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      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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 23

    jillian says

    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!

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      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 :)

  5. 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 =).

  6. 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.

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    Lizzie says

    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?

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      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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    mary says

    Just made this for a girls get together. I have to say, its a bit bland. I’m going to add a dash of cayenne. Has anyone made this, if so did you find it to be bland?


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