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Basil Pesto Spread

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dip
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 30 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1/4 jar basil pesto
  • 1 block cream cheese regular or light
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes quartered


  1. Spread about 1/4 cup of basil pesto on top a brick of cream cheese. Light cream cheese works great too.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 mins until the cheese is warm through and the basil pesto is bubbly.
  3. Pour ½ cup quartered cherry tomatoes over top when you pull it out of the over. Some will fall to the side and slightly cook in the pesto and some will stay on top, they add great color and a burst of flavor.
  4. Cook the dip in the same dish that it will be served in so all the pesto pools around the cream cheese.

Recipe Notes

Serve warm with crackers. I serve mine with Triscuits.

Nutrition Facts
Basil Pesto Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 206IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.