Creamy Pumpkin and Sage Dip

When I was contacted a couple weeks back to see if I wanted to develop a recipe for a holiday dip to pair with Kettle Brand Chips, I was all over it. I am a huge huge fan of Kettle Brand Chips. I have been for years. I always have a bag or two in my pantry. They are perfect for snacking and great for parties. And dipped in this Creamy Pumpkin Sage dip, they are sure to be a hit this holiday season.

 

One of the reasons that I like to cook so much besides the fact that I just like to cook, is that I like to know what is in my food. Take chips and dip for instance. Chips and dip are always my go to snack. And, like pretty much everything I eat, I like to make sure the ingredients are real and wholesome. With Kettle Brand Chips I know that is exactly what I am getting. When I read the ingredient list I understand everything on there. There are no artificial flavors or MSG. And they use non-GMO ingredients. In fact, I just found out they are the first potato chip to be verified by the Non-GMO Project. Pretty nifty huh? I think so.

Among these reasons for picking Kettle Brand Chips, I also love Kettle Brand Chips because there are so many different flavors, 33 to be exact. Among my favorites are the Krinkle Cut Salt & Pepper, Jalapeno, Spicy Thai, Krinkle Cut Cheddar & Sour Cream and of course New York Cheddar. They are also offering a few different flavors to celebrate their 30th birthday. I tried the Jalapeno Jack and hope it stays around. It is delicious! Next I want to try the Red Chili which apparently blends the flavor of Sriracha with cayenne pepper. Sounds spicy and you know me and my spicy food.

For this recipe, I decided that I wanted to try to pair a dip with my favorite Krinkle Cut Cheddar & Sour Cream, New York Cheddar, Krinkle Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper and Sea Salt chips. After consulting the Flavor Bible, yet again, I discovered that everyone’s favorite holiday ingredient, Pumpkin, pairs well with cream, sage and cheese. Thus, I decided to make a creamy Pumpkin Sage Dip. It’s creamy, earthy, pairs well with my favorite flavors of Kettle Brand Chips and would make an excellent addition to your upcoming Holiday parties. Trust me. I put it out for some friends to try while I was recipe testing and they could not stop going back for more.

One last thing, and how fun it is! I am giving away a $100 Visa Gift Card. All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section of this post letting me know what your favorite flavor of Kettle Brand Chips is and your favorite dip to go along with it. You can also get a bonus entry by completing one of the options below:

  1.  Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  2. Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post 3. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

Fun huh?! Now on with the recipe!

The Recipe

  • Makes 2 cups
  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag Kettle Brand Chips

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sage, shallots and garlic. Cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Stir before serving.

Giveaway Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: "#SweepstakesEntry"; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 11/13-12/31. Be sure to visit the Kettle Brand Chips page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers reviews and find more chances to win!

Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post but, as always, my opinions are my own.

  • Emily

    My favorite Kettle chips are the sea salt and vinegar. I don’t eat them with dip because they’re sooo good on their own!

  • Kim N.

    My favorite are the plain kettle chips and homemade clam dip.

  • lisa

    going to make this for Thanksgiving!

  • http://3208CanneryRowCt. Kelly

    Sea Salt with ranch dip for me!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  • Mami2jcn

    I would choose the sea salt & vinegar chips with sour cream.

  • Mami2jcn

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  • Laura

    I am obsessed with the Spicy Thai, but Honey Dijon is a really close second. With the Thai, I love doing a (very) light curry dip which puts it just over the edge for me!

  • Christy Sorby

    I love the Sea Salt and Vinegar Chips, but I think I am going to have to try the Spicy Thai next. I don’t usually use a lot of dips, but I think this Pumpkin and Sage dip sounds fantastic!

  • Pamela Joy

    My favorite Kettle chips are the Sea Salt and Vinegar . I like them plain , they are delicious! I haven’t had the Spicy Thai yet but they sound amazing!

  • Poopsey Marie

    My fave Kettle chips are the Sweet Onion flavor. They are awesome with French Onion dip! Bet’cha can’t tell I love anything onion!!

  • Elena

    I like Cheddar and Sour Cream chips

  • Elena
  • Leslie

    I like sea salt Kettle chips. I prefer them plain, but maybe I should give them a try with guacamole.

  • Barbara

    I love Kettle Brand chips…they are a great “vehicle” for any kind of dip

  • Jessen

    I don’t know if this answer is going to count, but, I don’t eat Chips of any kind.

  • Kelly D

    I would like their Zesty Ranch Krinkle Cut chips with ranch dip.

  • Kelly D
  • stephanie

    i love Sweet Onion

  • stephanie
  • Karina Lee

    BBQ chips and cheese dip

  • Karina Lee
  • Stacy

    Salt and Pepper with Sour Cream and Onion Dip!

  • Stacey B

    I love their Vinegar & sea salt chips and don’t prefer to use a dip with it!

  • Stacey B
  • Angie T.

    New York Cheddar…oh, yeah!!

  • Shannon

    The Salt and Pepper are my favorite flavor and paired with spinach dip they’re very addictive!

  • Shannon
  • Jessie

    I like sea salt flavor without dip

  • Jessie
  • Lisa Brown

    I like the Lightly Salted Krinkle Cut and onion dip.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • Lisa Brown
  • Jessica To

    I like their Sea Salt flavor best.

  • Lanay Riley

    I’ve never tried Kettle Chips, but now that I know about them I think I would go for the Spicy Thai flavor!

  • Rebecca Graham

    I like the Sea Salt Kettle chips with a salsa dip.

  • Tiffany Winner

    i like the buffalo bleu flavor without dip, it’s good on its own
    thismomwins@gmail.com

  • Tiffany Winner
  • cw

    I like the crinkle ones or the organic chips and ranch dip

  • steph

    salt and vinegar with ranch!!

  • steph
  • Kim D.

    I like the salt and pepper chips with the spinach dip.

  • Kim D.
  • Danielle

    My favorite Kettle Brand chip is the sea salt dipped in french onion dip!

  • Megan

    Plain with ranch dip.

  • D Schmidt

    My favorite is the sea salt variety with buffalo chicken dip

  • D Schmidt
  • Amanda Sakovitz

    seasalt chips with onion dip

  • Amanda Sakovitz
  • Jenna

    Chips are my favorite food! I like to mix together cheddar cheese and dijon mustard and eat it with regular seasalt kettle chips. Yum!

  • http://www.pomanmeals.com tijuana smith @ po’ man meals

    i LOVE sea salt kettle brand chips. jalapeno is just as good, too! this dip looks amazing, des. cant wait to make it! :)

  • jenny guitar

    my fave kettle chips are sea salt and vinegar! yummmmmmmm!

  • Alaine

    I love the sea salt and vinegar with hummus
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  • Karen Medlin

    Hickory Honey Barbeque dipped in French Onion dip
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  • sy

    My favorite is salt and pepper, good to know it doesn’t contain msg and artificial flavors. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  • sy
  • http://www.chambanachik-live.blogspot.com Erika

    I have never tried a dip with Kettle chips before, but I love them! I’m curious to try one now. :)

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  • Claire

    I like the sea salt and vinegar with some guacamole. yum!

  • Maria Cantu

    I like the backyard barbeque and french onion dip.

  • vadim

    tweet–https://twitter.com/kravcvad/status/268544184519106560

  • vadim

    my favorite flavor sour cream and onion.

  • Kelsey Kim

    I love any chips and dip, but kettle brand chips are amazing! Right now I want some salt and pepper chips and sour cream and onion dip, your dip sounds so good!

  • Samantha Daleo

    I love the Sweet Onion Flavor with a sour cream and onion dip!

  • Anne

    Salt & Pepper! Salt & Vinegar comes in 2nd.

  • June

    sea salt kettle brand chips with ranch dip seasoning (using white beans as the base)

  • Cynthia

    Salt and Pepper Chips with a garlicky/lemon homemade hummus dip.

  • Tracie Trump

    Backyard bbq with french onion dip, tracietrump@yahoo.com

  • Georgia

    I have not tried them yet but I am now going to. Cannot wait!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  • Georgia
  • VA

    Homemade carrot + cumin dip with sea salt or black pepper crisps…a-MAZING

  • Becky Horn

    My favorite flavor is the BBQ

  • Becky Horn
  • MelissaO

    My taste is pretty simple when I am making/buying something just for me…love Sea Salt Kettle Chips with onion dip.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  • Terri

    I love barbeque chips and hummus! (I know, weird)

  • Aibrean

    This is a really unique recipe!

  • Aibrean

    I love sour cream and onion chips without dip.

  • Tina M

    I like sea salt chip with avocado dip

  • Tina M
  • mandy

    sea salt and vinegar

  • Natalie S

    My favorite flavor is buffalo belu with buffalo chicken dip!

  • Ashley

    Looks soo good! I’d love to try their Spicy Thai chips! I’ve tried their Sea Salt & Vinegar which is awesome too with Ranch. Thanks!

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com Jayne Martin

    OMG, this dip sounds good. I’d eat it with just the lightly salted Kettle chips.

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com Jayne Martin
  • http://suburbancorrespondent.blogspot.com suburbancorrespondent

    I love the Salt and Pepper variety, with the good old Lipton’s Onion Soup dip.

  • http://www.emeraldcitykids.com Terumi

    I love plain chips, so sea salt is my favorite. The dip sounds amazing:)

  • jennifer

    Love the fully loaded baked potato chips with ranch dip.

  • jennifer
  • Jimmy

    I like the sea salt ships with french onion dip

  • http://chezus.com Denise

    Creamy pumpkin and sage are two of my favorite flavors! Kettle chips just make it so much more fun, doesn’t it!! I love the salt and pepper!!

  • Mary M.

    Sea Salt Chips and ranch dip!

    marybug2@yahoo.com

  • Mary M.
  • Judith

    I love salt and pepper with onion dip

  • rachel

    I love sea salt & vinegar. I honestly haven’t tried any dips with it. Suggestions???

  • manda kay

    Sea salt with french onion!

  • Wild Orchid

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/280016891257421824

  • Wild Orchid

    sea salt and vinegar chips, or the original chips with onion dip!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  • http://Robyn-cooks.blogspot.com Robyn

    New York cheddar!

  • Janice Cooper

    Sea Salt and french onion dip

  • Janice Cooper
  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com Jayne Martin

    Lightly salted with avocado dip.

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com Jayne Martin
  • Madeline

    I like the Honey Dijon and my favorite dip is a Spinach and Artichoke dip (not sure if they really go together but I love them!).

  • Madeline
  • Kerry

    I’d love to try the sea salt with spinach dip.

  • ANGEL JACKLYN

    I could go for some Sea Salt Kettle Chips & Spinach dip right about now ….

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  • http://utry.it Amy Tong

    My favorite flavor of Kettle Brand Chips is Zesty Ranch.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • http://utry.it Amy Tong
  • Debbie B

    i’d like to try the Sea Salt with green chili queso

  • Debbie B
  • meredith

    sea salt with my spinach artichoke dip!

  • meredith
  • meredith

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  • Lynn

    I love the sea salt chips with artichoke dip!

  • Kristina Sullins

    I like Salt and pepper.

  • Kristina Sullins

    I tweeted from my phone but don’t know how to tell you the web address.
    @familyoutdoors (twitter)

  • Thomas Murphy

    salt and pepper chips with french onion dip

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Thomas Murphy
  • nannypanpan

    sea salt chips and sour cream and onion dip
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  • LAMusing

    The Sweet Onion chips would be great with tzatziki dip!

  • LAMusing
  • Norma

    I’ve never tried Kettle Chips but New York Cheddar with sour cram onion dip would be yummy.

  • Julie

    Since I was born and raised in NY-I would love to try the new york cheddar along with my favorite dip from NY Bison Brand french onion dip
    thanks for the giveaway

  • Nancy

    My favorite is seven layer dip with the Sea Salt chips.

  • jan

    Kettle chips!!! Great with the Dips!!!!!

  • Debra

    I like the cheddar chips with a ranch dip

  • Maureen

    Sea salt and vinegar with perhaps a hot artichoke dip.

  • Natalie

    I love Sea Salt and Vinegar (however, I seldom need a dip to go with them–because I like them so much!). Your recipe for dip sounds delicious! I also like spinach dip. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Natalie
  • Lisa Garner

    I think the Honey Dijon chips would taste great with a Pineapple Salsa!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • Lisa Garner

    I Tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/285569296560689153
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • susitravl

    I love Sea Salt Krinkle Cut with good old Lipton Onion Soup dip

  • anash

    Tweeted:
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  • anash

    i love the plain sea salt, they are crunchy and delish! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • Christina Tong

    My favorite flavor of Kettle Brand Chips is Sweet Onion, I like to eat them without dip because they are so good on their own already but if I have parties, I would like them to go with sour cream & onion dip.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Christina Tong
  • Sarah

    Organic Sea Salt with Clam dip is my favorite.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Sarah
  • Betty C

    I’d like to try the Sea Salt with my favorite bacon ranch sour cream dip.

  • Betty C
  • Tabathia B

    the new york cheddar and the tostitos spinach dip

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Erica Best

    my fave is salt and pepper

  • Erica Best
  • Tabathia B
  • http://www.fotomacro.etsy.com angie

    My fav flavor is their New York Cheddar. I never use a dip on them really, but I bet my fav spicy black bean dip that I use on tortilla chips would be good on them too!

  • http://www.fotomacro.etsy.com angie
  • Lee

    My Kettle Brand favorite flavor is New York Cheddar dipped in salsa

  • Lee
  • Eugenie

    my favorite chip and dip is Sea Salt and Vinegar dipped in guacamole.

  • Janice

    Sour Cream and Onion with cheese dip

  • Jill

    I like regular Kettle Chips with crab dip.

  • Jill

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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