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Layered Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

November 30, 2009

Gourmet ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes and basil pesto, make this a fantastic holiday appetizer! I brought this to a Christmas party last year and it was a huge hit. Serve this dip hot from the oven with slices of toasted baguette bread. I found this recipe in a Pampered Chef cook book.

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened and divided
1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained well
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
1 fresh garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons dried Italian herb seasoning
1/4 cup pitted green olives, chopped
Toasted baguette bread slices, for serving


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together half the cream cheese with basil pesto.
  • Spread pesto mixture over bottom of small baking dish. Set aside.
  • Blot excess oil from sun-dried tomatoes using paper towel. Dice tomatoes. Set aside.
  • In a clean bowl, mix together remaining cream cheese, sour cream, diced sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese, garlic, and Italian herb seasoning. Mix well.
  • Evenly spread sun-dried tomato mixture on top of pesto mixture in baking dish. Do not stir.
  • Bake 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped olives on top. Do not stir.
  • Serve with bread.
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2 Responses to “ Layered Sun-Dried Tomato Dip ”

  1. tegshee on December 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Love this dip. I am big fan of starters. People came dinner loved it. Thank you KP. I am your dip fan,. :) Made almost all dips in there in every party I held in the house.
    Artichoke, spinach one, Blue cheese one, red pepper one, 7 layer and mediterian etc.

    And congratulations for the 300 recipes. Yepe yep hurray. That is great achievement. You remind me Julie and Julie. Nice movie.

    Hope all are well. Tegshee xo

    • KP on December 11, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      Hi Tegshee!!!! So nice to hear from you!! I miss you!!!!! Glad to read that you\’re still using my recipes and that you like the starters–yay!!! Hope all is well in Denmark and that you and your family are well. Hugs and kisses, KP!!!

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