Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip | browneyedbaker.com

I’ve always said that if desserts are my favorite food group, then appetizers come in a very close second place. I adore snack food, party food, and game day food. More than anything, I love dips! Give me a big bowl of chips and various creamy dips, and I won’t need lunch or dinner. While Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two favorite food-centric times of the year, the Super Bowl definitely falls next in line. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks! This week I’ll be sharing some new recipes with you that are perfect for your Super Bowl party. Not only are they delicious, but they’re all incredibly quick and easy to make. That’s key when hosting a bash, right?

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip | browneyedbaker.com

This year for Christmas, my Chief Culinary Consultant and I spent Christmas Eve at my mom’s house, and then hosted his parents and brother for dinner on Christmas day. My mother-in-law brought this dip over and, seriously, I almost ate the entire bowl before we had dinner. I could not stop. Talk about addicting! Luckily, there was a little bit leftover, and I got to sneak it out of the fridge the next day and polish it off!

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip | browneyedbaker.com

Confession time – I’m not the biggest fan of sun-dried tomatoes; I find the flavor and texture to be a little weird. However, in this dip, it just works. The flavor is fantastic and the consistency is perfectly smooth and creamy. We originally had this dip with whole wheat crackers (have I mentioned that I have a hopeless addiction to Toasteds Harvest Wheat crackers?), but after having leftovers and then this new batch, I decided that my favorite thing to eat this with is pretzels. However, you could totally go the crackers route, or use carrot sticks, tortilla chips, or anything else you love to dip into creamy goodness.

I have a long list of favorite dips, and this one is definitely going into my regular rotation for parties!

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip | browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: Bacon-JalapeƱo Cheese Ball
Two years ago: Cheddar and Ale Soup with Potato and Bacon
Three years ago: Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped JalapeƱos
Four years ago: Quiche Lorraine Scones
Six years ago: Lemon Meringue Pie

Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

Yield: About 2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A fabulous creamy dip loaded with pureed sun-dried tomatoes and green onions.

Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped (about 8 tomatoes)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
10 dashes hot red pepper sauce
2 green onions (white and green parts), thinly sliced

Directions:

1. Place the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, black pepper and hot sauce in the bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth, about 20 seconds, stopping once to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

2. Add the green onions and pulse twice to evenly distribute them. Serve with your favorite crackers, carrots or pretzels. The dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Remove and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

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24 Responses to “Sun-Dried Tomato Dip”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks on January 28, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream. We’re off to a great start! :)

    And I actually love sundried tomatoes. I would inhale this stuff! Pinned

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  2. Becca @ Crumbs on January 28, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I love sun dried tomatoes and have yet to make my first dip – this could be the one!

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    • Ellen on January 28th, 2014 at 3:38 am

      I love dips too! Almost too much-I have a tendency, when left alone, to straight-up eat them with a spoon. I also am a bug fan of the taste of sundries tomatoes, so this dip is up my alley!

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  3. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche on January 28, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Gorgeous dip! I’m just like you, I could quite happily eat appetisers all day long :) I love sun-dried tomatoes and I love creamy dips, so this is right up my street! Thanks!

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  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers on January 28, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Yum! What a great combo of flavors! This would be great for scooping my pretzels in!

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  5. Chrissy on January 28, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Been making a similiar dip for years, but add garlic and fresh basil. It’s addictive, but so easy that you have to make it!
    I stumbled upon you blog about 3 months ago and love it!

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  6. Cookbook Queen on January 28, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I’m not a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes either but i can’t WAIT to try this!!

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  7. leslie on January 28, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I’d be more than happy to finish this off with you!!! YUM

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  8. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction on January 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

    What a perfect flavor combination! Love sun dried tomatoes1

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  9. Mimi on January 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

    I love love the addition of hot sauce in your version of this dip! Yum!

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  10. Lisa on January 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

    How spicy would that hot sauce make it? I think that medium salsa is spicy! Usually, I buy mild anything.

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    • Michelle on January 28th, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hi Lisa, I wouldn’t consider this dip spicy (at most, like a mild salsa). The hot sauce gives it the perfect kick of flavor.

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  11. Laura (Tutti Dolci) on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I love sun dried tomatoes, I bet they add an incredible smoky flavor to this dip!

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  12. Katrina @ WVS on January 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Mmm this looks so freaking good. I love sundried tomatoes!

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  13. Nancy Long on January 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    funny, I have that book – you made me pull it out again – even though I’m not a fan of sun-dried tomatoes will have to try this. I do love most all of Ina’s recipes

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  14. Gennifer on January 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks fantastic!!!!!

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  15. Kimberly Hampton on January 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Looks so yummy! Will definitely try this recipe!

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  16. Tieghan on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    um… I just need a spoon. Sun-dried tomatoes are my favorite! Love this!

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  17. John Brumbaugh on January 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

    This sounds great! Or Deacon at church is being ordained tomorrow, February 1, 2014 and we are having a reception after Sunday service. I will make this dip and a Walford salad as my contribution

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  18. Jarrelle on February 1, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I am making this for Super Bowl Sunday!!

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  19. Elizabeth on February 2, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Just made this for a Super Bowl party and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. joan on February 2, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    i followed directions exactly. all i could taste was mayo. thought it was bland.next time will add more tomatoes, more onions, more spice. but good base

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  21. Vickie on February 3, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Made this dip for Super Bowl Sunday and recieved so many compliemets! The pairing of the hot sauce and sun dried tomatoes…amazing! What an excellent recipe! Thanks BEB!

    Reply

  22. Liliya on February 3, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Very delicious and healthy. ..Thank you..

    Reply

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