Striped Pesto Dip Recipe -
Striped Pesto Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Striped Pesto Dip

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"Served in a clear glass dish, this is a beautiful dip made with a cheese mixture alternating in layers with prepared pesto, and topped with walnuts. It's perfect for the holidays! Serve it with toasted French baguette slices."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

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  1. In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, sour cream and Parmesan cheese.
  2. In a small clear glass serving dish, spread 1/3 the cream cheese mixture. Top with 2 tablespoons pesto. Repeat layering, ending with a topping of pesto. Sprinkle with walnuts and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2004

very rich but everyone loves it. I thinnned it out a little by using more sour cream and whipped it in a mixer. I made it twice this Christams, the first time I used regular cream cheese and sour cream, the second time with light cream cheese and reduced fat sour cream. It was just as good. bought french bread loaf and sliced and broiled it myself instead of using crackers. Made a difference. Also for christmas touch, I layered the top with the cream cheese filling and then used the pesto to make a star on top. festive!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 01, 2008

this just didn't work for me , the pesto might have been too oily beacause it bled into the cheese making it curdley.

Dec 06, 2003

The pesto dip is quite tasty; it was popular with my friends. I will have to try harder next time to make it pretty.

Dec 06, 2003

I served this as an appetizer for Christmas Eve and it was a big hit! Instead of serving it in a trifle bowl, I served it in individual glass bowls (still layered) along with toasted french bread.

Oct 16, 2007

really enjoyed this, and very easy to make. i make a few bowls of it every christmas. if you buy sun dried tomato pesto in addition to regular basil pesto then the red/white/green effect is very cute for christmas. also, took the previous commenter's advice and left the top layer the white mixture and then drew a christmas tree on top with the basil pesto.

May 11, 2004

I think this took me all of 10 min to prepare, I had everything on hand for a quick late night snack with crackers. The guys absolutely loved it-I'm surprised the bowl wasn't licked clean! I used sun-dried tomato pesto instead of the typical green pesto. Yummy & Healthy! Thanks! **2nd time I made this dip I tried a jar of Bruschetta (no pesto) and it came out very hearty and delicious.

Dec 06, 2003

I always make this for parties. People who have had it before always request two of them because it goes so fast!

Jun 26, 2007

This dip was a big hit with a church group and my husband. I substituted ricotta cheese and half and half for the sour cream because I didn't have any. To make the layers look pretty I used icing bags with a number 10 tip. I also ended with the white layer on top because my homemade pesto tends to brown quickly. I served it with garlic melba toasts.


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  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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