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Jack O' Lantern Chips And Dip

by Arielle Benedek featured in 5 Spooky Recipes for Halloween


for 8 servings


  • 3 avocados, halved and pitted
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup
    red onion, chopped (40 g)
  • ¼ cup
    fresh cilantro, chopped (10 g)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
  • ¼ teaspoon
    chili powder


  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 clove scallion clove, chopped
  • 2 cups
    cheddar cheese (200 g)
  • 2 cups
    monterey jack cheese (200 g)
  • ½ cup
    milk (120 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 4 oz
    mild green chillis, 1 can, with juice (115 g)

Pumpkin Serving Dish

  • 1 pumpkin, whole
    Calories 460
    Fat 36g
    Carbs 10g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 2g
    Protein 24g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. For the guacamole: Mash avocados with the lime juice. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. For the queso: In a pot over medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp. butter and sauté scallions. Add cheese, milk and cornstarch, and mix until melted and smooth. Add green chiles and mix until combined.
  3. Serving: Draw eyes and carve a sad mouth on a small pumpkin. Hollow out the inside and insert a bowl. Pour queso in the bowl and top with chopped tomatoes. Spoon guacamole coming out of the pumpkin’s mouth. Serve with chips!
  4. Spoon guacamole coming out of the pumpkin’s mouth. Serve with chips!
  5. Enjoy!




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