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Overhead view of hot cheesy dip topped with tomatoes and basil with bread in a dish.

Hot Cheesy Caprese Dip

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 appetizer servings


All of your favorite caprese flavors in a savory, cheesy hot dip.  An easy and satisfying appetizer ready in just 30 minutes!


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 large Roma tomato, seeded and diced (about 1/2 cup, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh julienned or chopped basil
  • 1 French Baguette (sliced and toasted), tortilla chips or crackers (for serving)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, pesto, sour cream and Parmesan cheese until combined.
  3. Place into a 1 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbling around edges.
  5. Sprinkle with the fresh basil and additional 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve with toasted baguette slices, tortilla chips, or crackers.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian