Skinny Pumpkin Pie Dip — This pumpkin pie dip is a healthier treat that you can make in less than 5 minutes. Serve it alongside pretzels, gingersnaps, graham crackers, and more!
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe
I’m the dip queen. I babysit the dip table at parties and I love dips as meals. I don’t even need dippers. Just pass me a spoon.
The entire batch, according to this calculator has 217 calories total, and for 4 servings that’s just 54 calories per serving. Even if I eat the whole batch myself there’s not one ounce of guilt.
This pumpkin dip tastes like creamy pumpkin pie filling in dip form, with just the right amount of fall spices. There’s a tiny bit of tang from the cream cheese, the perfect contrast to the sweet Cool Whip.
Now you know what to do with the last half cup of pumpkin puree you have leftover. And sniff, this is my last pumpkin recipe of the season.
What’s in This Pumpkin Pie Dip?
To make this easy pumpkin dip recipe, you’ll need:
- Pumpkin puree
- Whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
- Cream cheese
- Instant vanilla pudding mix (or instant pumpkin pudding mix)
- Pumpkin pie spice
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Dip
This is arguably the easiest dessert dip I’ve ever made. To make this pumpkin dip recipe, simply mix together all the ingredients until smooth, then serve with your choice of cookies, fruit, etc.
This pumpkin pie dip will last up to a week in the fridge. You’ll need to store it in an airtight container, and if the pumpkin cream cheese dip separates after being chilled just give it a good stir before serving.
Can I Use Real Whipped Cream in This Pumpkin Dip?
I haven’t tried making this pumpkin cream cheese dip with real whipped cream since this is a 5-minute convenience recipe. Cool Whip is more stable than real whipped cream, which tends to deflate after a few hours. But when made with Cool Whip, the dip stays fluffy and perfect for days in the fridge, not that it will last that long.
Is There an Instant Pudding Substitute I Can Use?
Yes, you can substitute powdered sugar if needed. I prefer using instant pudding since it adds both flavor and sweetness, but powdered sugar works in a pinch.
Tips for Making Pumpkin Pie Dip
When making this pumpkin pie dip, note that you’re supposed to add the instant pudding mix into the dip like you would a dry ingredient. You do NOT need to make the pudding according to the directions on the package.
This pumpkin dip with Cool Whip is great with gingersnaps, graham crackers, pretzels, on bread or bagels, with cinnamon-sugar pita chips, or most anything carby. Or use it as a fruit dip. My daughter loves dipping apples into it.
I also like this pumpkin pie dip when it’s slightly frozen. Freeze the batch for about an hour before you plan to dig in and then you can go to town with a spoon. It’s like creamy yet skinny pumpkin ice cream and so good.
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- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- one quarter of an 8-ounce tub whipped topping, thawed (light or fat-free is okay)
- 1 ounce cream cheese, softened (light or fat-free is okay)
- 2 tablespoons instant vanilla or pumpkin pudding mix (sugar-free is okay; or substitute with confectioners’ sugar)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- gingersnaps, graham crackers, pretzels, apples, etc., for serving
- In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, whipped topping, cream cheese, pudding mix (you’re not making pudding, just add the dry mix), pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and beat with an electric handheld mixer or whisk by hand until smooth and combined.
- Serve immediately with gingersnaps, graham crackers, pretzels, apples, etc.
Dip will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week. It’s also great slightly frozen (freeze for about 30 to 60 minutes before serving) and tastes similar to pumpkin ice cream.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
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