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Pesto Cream Cheese Dip

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Quick and easy! 2 ingredients + 25 minutes = yummy. You may use pre-made pesto from the store, or you can make your own (preferred) using one of the recipes on this site; try the one titled 'Easy Pesto'. A great new way to use all that basil in the garden! Serve with toasted slices of French bread."
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25 m servings 402
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 8-inch pan)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread cream cheese evenly in the bottom of an 8-inch round baking dish. Layer pesto evenly over cream cheese.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute Neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese, if desired.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 402 calories; 38.5 4.2 11.7 75 483 Full nutrition

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This is the simplest appetizer EVER!!!! Best taste EVER!!!!! I just mix 8 oz cream cheese with 1/2 a tub of Bertolli pesto in the fresh pasta section. Slice a baguette thinly on the diagonal. Pu...

My basil is growing like crazy in my garden so this was a perfect recipe to try. I recommend using the “Easy Pesto” recipe on this website. The only change I made was to bake them in individu...

I made this for a potluck and received many compliments on it. In addition -- it was really easy to make!

This was delicious! And so simple! I added a little freshly grated Parmesan on top. Delicious! Thanks!