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Pumpkin, Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Skip the sugary sweets this Halloween and opt for a mouthwatering dip that the whole family can enjoy together. Makes about two cups.
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Ingredients

• ½ cup onions, finely chopped
• 1-2 garlic cloves, fine chopped
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 12 ounce jar artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
• 9 ounces frozen chopped spinach, drained
• 8 ounces light cream cheese
• 8 ounces light sour cream
• ¼ cup parmesan cheese
• ½ cup pureed pumpkin
• ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded (optional)

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a sauce pan with olive oil, sauté onions and garlic for about 5 minutes.

 

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Step 2

Then add artichoke and spinach and continue to sauté for 2 additional minutes.

 

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Step 3

Add sour cream, cream cheese and parmesan cheese and mix until well-combined.

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Step 4

Then add cayenne pepper and salt.  Mix again.

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Step 5

Finally, mix in pumpkin puree.

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Step 6

Transfer to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and golden brown.

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Step 7

Serve warm with pita chips or make your own Halloween shaped tortilla chips.

Pumpkin, Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Skip the sugary sweets this Halloween and opt for a mouthwatering dip that the whole family can enjoy together. Makes about two cups.

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