Pesto Cream Cheese Dip


Quick and easy: just 2 ingredients + 25 minutes = yummy. You may use store-bought pesto, or make your own, such as the "Easy Pesto" recipe on this site. A great new way to use all that basil in the garden! Serve with toasted slices of French bread.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • cup basil pesto


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread cream cheese evenly on 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 Neufchâtel cheese fo cream cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
39g Fat
4g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 339mg 26%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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