The holiday season is in full swing, and we are so excited to bring you 6 weeks of Way Better Dips and Delights! This year, we’ll show you a wide range of dips for all of your holiday gatherings, and delights to keep them coming back for more.

With help from a dozen of our favorite food bloggers, we will have you ready for every holiday party of the year. Whether you’re hosting or potlucking, we want to make your holiday eating Way Better.

First up is a Warm Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Crispy Shallots from The Fit Fork Feed. Lindsay combined creamy and tangy goat cheese with savory pumpkin puree to deliver a dippable delight perfect for Thanksgiving, but great for any holiday gathering later in the season, too! Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice, and is widely available as a seasoning blend in the U.S. Though the mix can very, it often combines lemon-y sumac with sesame seeds and salt for a great pop of flavor for dips and breads, alike. If you’re not able to find it locally, thyme is an easy substitute to replicate the hint of herbal citrus in the za’atar.

Herbal, lemony za'atar is the perfect spice for this warm and savory pumpkin dip.

Since it’s the holidays, we made sure to up the ante by topping this already tasty treat with olive oil fried shallots. These nibbles add the perfect bite and crunch to the spiced dip. Paired with our seasonal favorite, Oh, My Sweet Punkin Cranberry tortilla chips, this dip is a great place to begin any holiday meal.

Creamy, tangy goat cheese pairs perfectly with pureed pumpkin for a dippable delight this holiday season!

Without further ado, here’s the first in our series of holiday Dips and Delights. Be sure to tune in over the next few weeks to find out all of our favorite holiday recipe secrets!


Warm Pumpkin Cheese Dip


1 cup 2% greek yogurt

1 can pumpkin puree

3 egg whites

4 oz. goat cheese

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 T salt

1 T Za’atar (a Middle Eastern seasoning blend or sub 2 T chopped fresh thyme)

4 T shallots chopped fine

Way Better Snacks Oh, My Sweet Punkin Cranberry Tortilla Chips

Crispy Shallots

1 large shallot sliced thin (about 1 cup)

1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 F.

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Set aside. Cook the shallots in a tablespoon of olive oil and gently stir in to the yogurt, cheese, pumpkin mixture. (Be sure not to process everything together in the food processor!)

Pour the mixture into an oven safe bowl or dish (use something pretty that you would like to also serve this in) and cook for 40 minutes or until the top is just set (no longer jiggly).

For the shallots: Heat oil in a frying pan until hot. Pour the flour into a bowl and toss the shallots around in it to coat. Place them in a strainer and shake off the excess flour. Test to see if the oil is hot enough by putting a small piece of shallot into the oil. If it sizzles, then its ready to go. Cook shallots until golden brown about 5-7 minutes. Drain on a paper towel and sprinkle with 1/2 t salt.

Warm and savory pumpkin cheese dip is perfectly topped with crispy shallots for a Way Better dip and delight this holiday season.


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