Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 45 servings, 2 tablespoons each


Enjoy this Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip and experience unexpected flavors in this version of a traditional layered dip. Good to the last spoonful!


  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons sliced jalapeños juice
  • 1 container (8 oz.) reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped, sliced jalapeños
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can (2 1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Tortilla chips


COMBINE pumpkin, cream cheese and jalapeño juice in medium bowl. Spread into 8-inch-square baking dish.

COMBINE sour cream, chiles, jalapeños and garlic salt in small bowl. Spread over pumpkin mixture. Top with tomato, olives, green onions and red onion. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with tortilla chips.

Great Twist on a Dip

by C. Carrie , Belleville, WI on Dec. 2010

Really, really good. Like the 'kick' the jalapeno juice and jalapenos give it. Pumpkin gives it a lighter taste vs. taco dip. I prefer to spread out dip on a 12" serving platter, adn added extra veggies to cover the top (olives, onions, tomatoes).

Good to the last bite

by A. Alison , , on Nov. 2009

Encouraged by other reviews I made this to take to a party. The dish was scraped clean and everyone raved about it. The pumpkin flavour was not as strong as I expected, just creamy & good. And as for anyone out there who doesn't like olives, don't leave them out. I made a small portion without and found that their saltiness balances the other flavours out.

Great appetizer!

by S. Stasia , Vienna on Nov. 2009

Did the recpe exactly as printed and it was enjoyed by all!

Awesome party food

by C. CAITLIN , TALLAHASSEE, FL on Nov. 2007

We made this for our annual anniversary party and everyone loved it! There wasn't an ounce left. Best recipe I've gotten from this site.

Great dip!

by E. ELIZABETH , Louisville, KY on May. 2007

Fixed this for an outing. Someone asked me what kind of cheese it was and no one could believe it was pumpkin. It disappeared. Next time I will add a little more jalepeno because I like a little more kick.

party raves!

by s. susan , ACUSHNET, MA on Mar. 2007

Everyone at our party last week loved this dip. We used fat free sour cream and light cream cheese and served it with blue corn chips. People appreciated that not only was it delicious-it's good for you!


by S. Shannon , SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY on Feb. 2007

I made this for a church group last night and didn't let them know the secret ingredient....they loved it and it was a smash hit. The only thing I did different was I had a fiesta dip made with sour cream already made and used that. They couldn't believe it was pumpkin. What a great way to add "good" stuff to everyday foods. Thanks

Layered Monterey Pumpkin Dip

by J. Jennifer , WATERTOWN, NY on Dec. 2006

My husband and I just loved this. He just couldn't could get enough of this.

WOW! Just in time!

by J. Ja , SAN MARCOS, CA on Oct. 2006

This recipe rocks, I made it for our Halloween Party tonight. I can't hardly wait for my guest to dig in. It is also just Beautiful to look at, Thanks, Libby.

Layered Pumpkin Dip

by J. Joan , CAPE CORAL, FL on Sep. 2006

What a nice twist on a layered dip. It was healthy and not too salty. As a personal touch, I'll use fresh chillies the next time I make it.