Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

It’s Tips for Tuesday!

This week’s tip:  Make a flavorful cream cheese dip for your holiday spread!

This time of year is perfect for rich and creamy dips in an appetizer spread.  I first shared this recipe last year, but came up with it several years ago when I was hosting Christmas.  That year I came up with a couple of different dips and made them all ahead of time.  It was the first year that I was truly prepared.  After all the food and gift preparations, my husband and I wearily headed up the stairs for bed on Christmas Eve.  We went to check on our little ones, and discovered our daughter had almost a 104 degree fever.  We were up with her on and off all night.  It took hours for the medicine to bring her fever down.  That morning I let everyone know she was sick and I was sure nobody would come.  But, to our surprise, almost everyone showed up to celebrate with us.  The medicine kept her fever down all day and it didn’t spike again until bedtime.  It was a wonderful Christmas day, and I was so happy!  I was very thankful I had made almost everything ahead of time.  This dip was a huge hit and I have been making it ever since.  It is perfect for any event and literally takes 10 minutes to make.  It is creamy and flavorful, and the flavors are reminiscent of pimento cheese.  It is perfect with chips, crackers, pita bread, crostini, and more.   I hope you make this part of your holidays!

 

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

10 minutes

1 cup of dip ( if added to an appetizer spread, it is sufficient for 15 to 20 guests)

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 roasted red peppers (about 1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika (I use sweet Spanish)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Chop up the roasted red pepper. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. This dip can be made several days ahead of time.
  • Notes

    #1 Garnish the dip with a roasted red pepper and use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

    #2 Use leftovers as a spread on bread or sandwiches.

    Stay tuned on Thursday for a delicious Greek inspired dip, which is perfect for the holidays!

    19 Responses to“Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip”

    1. 12/01/2015 at 12:26 pm #

      I love the roasted peppers, yumm

      • Zoale.com
        12/01/2015 at 12:49 pm #

        Me too, they are so yummy! They make a great dip 🙂

        • 12/01/2015 at 1:05 pm #

          I think that combination sounds so good I need to try it!

        • Zoale.com
          12/01/2015 at 1:23 pm #

          Thank you Lynn 🙂 I hope you have a chance to try it! It’s great as a spread too.

        • 12/01/2015 at 1:43 pm #

          My kids would love it!

    2. kushigalu
      12/01/2015 at 4:09 pm #

      That looks so YUM!

      • Zoale.com
        12/01/2015 at 9:52 pm #

        Thank you Kushi 🙂

    3. Sandhya
      12/01/2015 at 4:16 pm #

      Antonia, What a perfect appetizer! I love the taste of roasted peppers.

      • Zoale.com
        12/01/2015 at 9:53 pm #

        Thanks Sandhya! I do too…they have so much flavor.

    4. 12/01/2015 at 10:11 pm #

      Love cream cheese.tempting to try this dip with red peppers

      • Zoale.com
        12/02/2015 at 9:28 am #

        Thank you Vidya 🙂

    5. 12/02/2015 at 6:37 pm #

      Yummy!

      • Zoale.com
        12/02/2015 at 9:12 pm #

        Thank you Sadie!

    6. 12/02/2015 at 9:09 pm #

      This is a perfect dip for a party! Love the roasted red pepper addition…going into my ‘to make’ pile! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        12/02/2015 at 9:14 pm #

        Thanks Linda! It is a really great dip for entertaining. Awesome, I hope you get a chance to make it 🙂

        • 12/02/2015 at 9:44 pm #

          I will! And I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

        • Zoale.com
          12/02/2015 at 9:50 pm #

          Thank you! I would love to hear 🙂

    7. 12/04/2015 at 3:34 am #

      So many nice dips recipe from you..I guess this one goes well with Indian rotis too…

      • Zoale.com
        12/04/2015 at 2:14 pm #

        You are so sweet Swapna, thank you 🙂 Yes, I think it would be perfect together!

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