This Pumpkin Dip is super simple to make with only 4 ingredients! The combination of creamy pumpkin with the sweetness of vanilla pudding and whipped topping is sure to bring the taste of fall home. Pair it with fresh-cut apples or graham crackers and this dessert will be a hit for any occasion!
Looking for the perfect dip to bring to Thanksgiving or to enjoy during Fall? This Pumpkin Dip is just that! It is the easiest thing to make with only 4 ingredients. Seriously you only need to combine it all together and that’s it, leaving you with plenty of time to relax and enjoy with friends and family.
How to make it
This Pumpkin Dip is so simple to make. To summarize, all you have to do is:
MIX– pumpkin, vanilla pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice
FOLD IN– whipped topping
*See the recipe card at the bottom of the page for detailed instructions.
PUMPKIN PUREE: be sure this is pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. The cans are almost identical. You could increase the amount of pumpkin if you wanted a stronger pumpkin flavor.
VANILLA INSTANT PUDDING MIX: I’ve never tried it with other flavors but I’m thinking something like the cheesecake flavor would taste yummy too.
PUMPKIN PIE SPICE: add more or less of this to your desired taste. You could also just add cinnamon instead for a less pumpkin pie-type flavor.
WHIPPED TOPPING: any brand of whipped topping or even lite or fat-free would be good in this recipe.
How to serve it
My favorite way to serve this dip is in a small pumpkin. It’s so easy to do but makes a big statement. And is so festive too! All you do is take a small pumpkin (mine was labeled “pumpkin pie pumpkin”) and cut a hole in the top around the stem. Then I scooped out all the inside seeds and guts. Be sure to put those seeds to the side and roast them later! Then I took a small serving dish and put it inside the pumpkin and filled it with dip. That’s it! You don’t have to use the dish and could just fill the pumpkin itself with dip but I find it’s a little less messy this way.
Pair it with some graham crackers, apple slices, pretzel sticks, or vanilla wafers. Yum! And people of all ages seem to love this dip. Especially my kids! They couldn’t keep their hands out of it!
Budget/time saving tips
I am always looking for ideas to save money or time. Here are a couple of ways this could help you if this recipe is out of budget or you are on a time crunch:
- use fresh pumpkin puree if you have it on hand
- make it ahead of time: it lasts up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator
Try using sugar-free vanilla pudding mix as a sugar alternative. I also think lite, fat-free, or sugar-free whipped topping would taste very good. Please note, I have not tried these personally and can not comment on the overall flavor.
This PUMPKIN DIP is so delicious and easy to make that I’m sure you’ll be snacking on it all year long!
- 7.5 oz pure pumpkin puree (1/2 can)
- 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 4 oz frozen whipped topping thawed
- In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, vanilla instant pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Fold in whipped topping.
- Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.