Caprese Dip

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Published: 07/08/2021 | Updated: 01/17/2024

This Caprese dip could not be easier to make! With only 3-ingredients, you can have it in the oven in under 5 minutes!

pie dish with baked caprese dip

I kid you not, this will be the easiest delicious appetizer dip you will ever make! I’ve been on a pesto and Caprese kick lately.

Between having a Caprese salad with bacon for lunch, Caprese chicken, or pesto chicken roll-ups for dinner… well, I needed an appetizer to cure the craving too!

This baked Caprese dip hits the spot and with only 3 ingredients and no mixing, it is beyond simple!

And so absurdly good. I’ve made it a few times now for family and I get comments on it every time. No one can ever believe how simple it is!

pie dish, block of cream cheese, pint of cherry tomatoes and jar of pesto

Caprese Dip Ingredients and Directions

  • 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • Jar of prepared pesto
  • pint of cherry tomatoes

I mean, you don’t even need to prep the dish first or anything!

Just spread the softened cream cheese or you can use Greek Cream Cheese on the bottom of a pie dish or casserole dish.

pie dish with cream cheese spread on the bottom

Then top it with the pesto. I never really measure this, I just make sure there’s a generous layer. You don’t want it to be too thick because pesto in itself is a strong flavor, but you shouldn’t be able to see the Greek cream cheese the whole way through it either.

pie dish with cream cheese spread on the bottom and pesto on top

Then cut your juicy fresh tomatoes in half lengthwise and place them over the entire top of the dip. I like to place cut side up so that the seeds don’t drain down into the dip and get it watery.

pie dish with caprese dip before it's baked

Then throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. You want to see that the cream cheese is starting to melt and brown a tiny bit on the edges.

And that is it, my friends!

Enjoy this dip with crackers, pita chips, baguette slices, veggies or crostini, or any of your favorite crackers! And enjoy you will because of its extra flavor it is sooo good! The only thing that would make it better is if you drizzled it with a balsamic glaze after it was done cooking!

pie dish with baked caprese dip

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Caprese Dip

This caprese dip could not be easier to make! With only 3-ingredients, you can have it in the oven in under 5 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caprese dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 134kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup Pesto
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread cream cheese in bottom of a pie dish.
  • Top with pesto and spread over cream cheese.
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise. Top pesto with tomato halves, cut side up.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until heated through.

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