Pumpkin Dip Recipe

5 from 8 votes

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 This easy Pumpkin Dip Recipe is made with cream cheese, pumpkin, and vanilla pudding. Perfect with vanilla wafers, graham crackers or gingersnaps!

I love easy and fast recipes and this is the epitome of easy and fast. You can throw this sweet Pumpkin Dip Recipe together under 15 minutes with things you have on hand in your fridge and pantry. All simple stuff with very simple directions. It’s perfect for the entire month of October and most of November.

bowl of pumpkin dip on plate with cookies

Pumpkin Dip, perfect for Fall!

I love sweet and tasty treats, especially when they involve pumpkin! Actually, I am one of those people who never get sick of all things pumpkin. See my huge pumpkin recipe archive as proof.

This is a sweet pumpkin dip that is made with cream cheese, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and heavy cream. It’s light, fluffy and particularly extra tasty served with any kind of oreos. I’m not picky, the original chocolate or golden oreos are juuuuust fine by me.

Love Pumpkin and Cream Cheese? Check out these other recipes: Pumpkin Cream Cheese BreadPumpkin Cream Cheese Danish, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Topped Cinnamon Vanilla CrepesAmazing Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Brownies.

pumpkin dip ingredients in bowl

Main Ingredients Needed

This Pumpkin Dip Recipe uses pantry staples and can be whipped together (literally) in 15 minutes! Here’s what you need:

  • Cream Cheese – thick, creamy, tangy goodness that is the base of this pumpkin dip!
  • Pumpkin – this is the same pumpkin you use for pumpkin pie. I like the Libby’s brand best.
  • Vanilla – for flavor.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding – used for flavor and to keep this dip thick.
  • Brown Sugar – to sweeten.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – enhances all of the pumpkin flavors! A simple cinnamon-nutmeg mix works just as well.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – to make this dip light and fluffy.

pumpkin dip in mixing bowl

How to Make Pumpkin Dip

This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make everrrrr. It’s a no-bake recipe that is ready for dipping in 5 minutes or less. All measurements and exact directions are listed in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Mix cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl until lump-free and completely smooth.
  2. Pour in heavy cream and whip until light and fluffy and thickened. Scrape the sides and mix again briefly to ensure everything is thoroughly stirred.
  3. Pour into a large serving bowl and serve with any sort of cookie.

Dip it real good.

Here are just a couple of things that we like to dip into this sweet pumpkin dip. Feel free to experiment and find things that you love to dip as well!

  • graham crackers
  • gingersnaps
  • Oreos (thin, regular, mini, golden, original…we’re not picky!)
  • pretzels
  • teddy grahams
  • apple slices
  • ripe banana slices (with toothpicks!)
pumpkin dip with cookies and bananas around it

Making ahead

The beauty of this recipe is not only its simplicity but it can be made well in advance and pulled out when needed. As long as it is in an airtight container, Pumpkin Dip can last up to 5 days refrigerated.

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cookie dipped in pumpkin dip

pumpkin dip with cookies and bananas around it
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5 from 8 votes

Pumpkin Dip Recipe

This Pumpkin Dip Recipe is made with cream cheese, pumpkin and vanilla pudding. Perfect with vanilla wafers, graham crackers or gingersnaps!
servings 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3.4 oz. instant vanilla pudding 1 box
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

dipping cookies:

  • graham crackers
  • gingersnaps
  • thin OREOS etc.


  • In a large bowl, measure out cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, instant vanilla pudding, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice.
    pumpkin dip ingredients
  • Stir until well incorporated and smooth.
    stirring dip ingredients
  • Add in heavy cream and whip until completely smooth and thickened.
    pouring heavy cream into bowl
  • Scrape the sides and mix again briefly to ensure everything is thoroughly stirred.
    pumpkin dip in mixing bowl
  • Pour into a large mixing bowl and serve with fruit, graham crackers or small cookies.
    pumpkin dip with cookies and bananas around it


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 122mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2050IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Dessert, Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip, pumpkin dip, pumpkin dip recipe

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  1. Jean

    Could not get “subscribe” to work – waited at least 10 minutes and kept getting messages of what it was doing – finally just got off of it and decided to comment on it.

      1. Lauren

        The kind that comes in a can that is pure pureed pumpkin (with no sweetener or spices added). It’s called different things on different cans. Libby’s is probably the most well know brand.

  2. Kackie Kornfeld

    5 stars
    This dip truly is DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made this for a meeting at work a couple of years ago and my boss was grabbing EVERYBODY and telling them they had to try it since he thought it was the best thing he had ever eaten. I must admit he was right!!!! I made it for our family Thanksgiving dinner that year and everybody devoured this dip. I love it with gingersnaps. You have developed some fabulous recipes and I hate that you are cutting back but with your children getting older and more involved in activities I do understand why. I sincerely wish you the best.

  3. Francine

    His looks so easy and delicious. I had plans to make all sorts of desserts for your blog this year, but my place has been supplanted by my sister making all the desserts (and I’m trying to avoid the situation that we had last year where we had the number of desserts outnumber the number of people ????).

    This one is definitely going to have to be made this year though.

  4. Gina Thomsen

    5 stars
    I tried this at a party once, and couldn’t figure out the recipe. I just happened to see this and wow! YUMMY! I love it! Nice alternative to other sweet dips. This is very good.

  5. Lisa Short

    5 stars
    Made this at Thanksgiving time and will be making it again for Christmas! So easy and delicious. Really hits the sweet spot and is really good with apples slices too. (my grandsons favorite way).

  6. Leona Martin

    5 stars
    I have made this time & time again and it is always a huge hit, especially if I make homemade gingerbread cookies! True winner! New

  7. Kackie

    5 stars
    Made this for an office party and everyone loved it. I loved it because it was SO EASY to whip up. Thanks for some really great recipes.

  8. Melissa S.

    5 stars
    I modified this by using:
    1-3.4oz. box SUGAR Free instant vanilla pudding; &
    1/3 cup stevia, instead of brown sugar.

    It was so amazing… Thank you for your recipe. I can imagine how decadent and lovely the full sugar version is.

  9. Renee Laufenberg

    I am trying to use the recipe index and it does not work like any other recipe site. It is not working at all unless I am doing something wrong? I check mark breakfast and hit Search but it does not pull up anything. Please explain how to use your website?

  10. Rose | OfRecipes

    Sounds like you have a whole lot of fun planned ahead! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
    Just a question though: the 1 cup of pumpkin, is it pumpkin puree or fresh pumpkin?

  11. Sheena B

    Enjoy your visit here in the nation’s capital! My parents are visiting me and we took in some of the sites you mentioned earlier this week. It’s been a fantastic week weather-wise for visitors. I think I might just make this dip for our thanksgiving dinner!