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Pesto Dip Recipe

Creamy Pesto Dip Recipe

This Pesto Dip Recipe is one of my favorite dip recipes! With just 5 ingredients this creamy pesto dip recipe is the perfect pesto appetizer for any party or just because you want a tasty snack! 
Course Appetizer, Appitizer Dip, dip
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy pesto dip, pesto, pesto dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 138kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut just the top end of the garlic head off to expose the tips of the garlic bulbs. Place the garlic onto a piece of aluminum foil that will be large enough to wrap around the whole head. Drizzle the garlic with the olive oil  and then wrap aluminum foil tightly around the garlic. Place the garlic into your oven for 30 to 40 minutes until the garlic has caramelized and softened.
  • Reduce the heat of the oven to 350°F.
  • Break apart the garlic head and squeeze out each bulb of garlic into the bowl of a mixer. Add in the cream cheese and mix the mixture until it is well combined.
  • Spread the garlic cream cheese into the bottom of a small baking dish. Spread the pesto over the top of the cream cheese in a nice even layer.
  • Slice all of the tomatoes in half and spread over the top of the pesto.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the cream cheese is bubbly.
  • Serve with toasted baguette’s or your favorite vegetables.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 786IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg