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10 Minute Hot Caprese Dip

Love Caprese salad? This 10 Minute Hot Caprese Dip, combines all of the flavors of Caprese salad into a perfectly lovely hot dip, and it comes together super quick, which is always my kinda' recipe!

Hi friends, how have you been? We're all still reeling from the flu here {I'm officially waving my white flag! It's B.A.D., folks!} BUT, we're still gearing up for the big game, and as always, I plan to bring my A-game with the food and snacks. This Hot Caprese Dip is currently at the top of my snack menu for our Superbowl party. If you're looking for a delicious hot dip to serve up on game-day, this 10 Minute Hot Caprese Dip is always a crowd-pleaser.  Serve it up alongside crackers or pita chips, and you're set!

Read on for my super simple 10 Minute Hot Caprese Dip recipe, below.

10 Minute Hot Caprese Dip Recipe

Recipe serves: 4-6 people
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Cook time: 10 minutes

What you'll need:
  • 2 qt. Broiler-safe baking dish
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened & cubed)
  • 1 c. ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
  • 5 tbsp basil pesto
  • 1/2 c. diced tomatoes
  • Crackers or pita chips for dipping
How to:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F.) 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine (1) 8 oz pack of cream cheese (softened and cubed), 1 c. ricotta cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzarella, 3 tbsp. basil pesto.
  3. Add mixture to a 2 qt. broiler-safe baking dish. T
  4. op with 1/2 c. diced tomatoes
  5. Dot top with 2 tbsp. basil pesto. 
  6. Top with 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes.
  8. Broil for remaining 2 minutes (until cheese is bubbly/brown around the edges.)
  9. Serve with crackers or pita chips, for dipping.


  1. Replies
    1. So good + so simple! Always my kinda' recipe! :)

  2. Is basil pesto something I find right in with the spices? I know I have seen lain basil there. This sure looks good, thanks for sharing.

    1. I usually find it in with the pasta sauces / pizza making supplies in our grocery store. Hope you like it! :)

  3. Oh this sounds so good. I love the warm dips! I have to try this one for us

  4. This looks so good. I love chips and dip. I would also put some pretzel rolls cut up with this.

    1. I'm going to have to give that a try - my kids love pretzel rolls! Thanks for the idea! :)

  5. This sounds sooo good! And looks good too! Luckily I have everything for it in my house cause I think I'm making it tomorrow!

    1. :) Hope you like it! So simple + SO good!

  6. This looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it! I have pesto from the summer I made that I can use for this. So yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sounds simple and wonderful! I love quick and easy appetizers to make on weekends for my family!

  8. This sounds so good - I can't wait to give it a try! I might add some black olives.

    1. Ooooh thanks for the idea!! I'll have to give black olives a try next time I make this :)