Quick and Easy Pesto Dip

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  • Easy 3 ingredient festive Pesto Dip! A great last minute appetizer for the holidays.

    This festive pesto dip recipe with introduced to me years ago by a friend. If you even remotely like pesto you will love this festive cheese dip! It takes just five minutes hands-on time to prepare and is so incredibly delicious and pretty! The cream cheese and provides a perfect balance for the pesto. It’s another one of my favorite 5 minute make ahead appetizers! One bite and it will be yours too.

    So often during the holidays we’re looking for a last minute appetizer to bring. Something simple like a goat cheese log that’s easy, looks beautiful and gone within minutes {success!}

    This festive pesto dip is the perfect recipe for holiday get togethers. It’s always a crowd pleaser.

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    I like it best when served warm, but it can even be made as a bake and take. Serve it with pita chips, veggies or crostini for a truly memorable holiday dip!

    To see how easy this Pesto Dip Recipe is, watch the video below.


    Pesto Dip

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword appetizer, christmas, cream cheese, dip, easy appetizer, pesto
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 64 kcal


    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1 small jar pesto
    • plum tomatoes


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spread softened cream cheese in base of small casserole dish.
    3. Top with a thin layer of pesto.
    4. Half tomatoes & place on top.
    5. Bake 20 minutes. Serve with pita chips or sliced baguette.
    Nutrition Facts
    Pesto Dip
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 64 Calories from Fat 54
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 6g9%
    Saturated Fat 3g15%
    Cholesterol 20mg7%
    Sodium 61mg3%
    Potassium 26mg1%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 255IU5%
    Calcium 19mg2%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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