Creamy Basil Pesto Dip

Basil pesto swirled in softened cream cheese. This creamy basil pesto dip is perfect with chips, crackers, or a spread on bread.

Creamy Basil Pesto Dip | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love dips and spreads. I really like swirling my chips and crackers in different dips and spreads. There’s something so fun about it, maybe it’s because I get to play with my food. Is it just me?

This creamy basil pesto is one of my favorites. The creaminess of the cream cheese, the refreshing taste of basil, and the simplicity of it all.

Creamy Basil Pesto Dip | Cooking with a Wallflower

This dip is so easy to make. You can either make your own fresh basil pesto or use a store bought one. But whichever way you want to do it, it’ll take you less than 10 minutes. Seriously.

I’ve used this creamy basil pesto dip as a spread for my bagels, a spread for crusty breads, and well, a dip for my crackers as you can see in the photos. And considering all these fall celebrations coming up, don’t you think it’d be the perfect time to have a favorite dip recipe ready?

I can see it as an appetizer at a party. Can you?

Creamy Basil Pesto Dip | Cooking with a Wallflower

Heat cream cheese in a small pot over low heat until the cream cheese has softened. Stir in the basil pesto until it is well incorporated. Depending on how much you like pesto, you can add more or less to the cream cheese.

Serve the basil pesto dip with your favorite chips, crackers, and bread.

Enjoy!

Creamy Basil Pesto Dip | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Basil pesto swirled in softened cream cheese. This creamy basil pesto dip is perfect with chips, crackers, or a spread on bread.
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Recipe type: Dips
Serves: ½ cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup softened cream cheese
  • 2 - 2½ tablespoons basil pesto
Directions:
  1. Add the cream cheese to a small pot over low heat. Warm the cream cheese until the cream cheese has softened. Stir in the basil pesto until well incorporated.
  2. Serve the creamy basil pesto dip with your favorite chips, crackers, or bread.

 

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