Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
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?
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!
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!
One year ago: Bacon-Jalapeño Cheese Ball
Two years ago: Cheddar and Ale Soup with Potato and Bacon
Three years ago: Cream Cheese-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Four years ago: Quiche Lorraine Scones
Six years ago: Lemon Meringue Pie
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup (112 g) mayonnaise
- ½ cup (115 ml) sour cream
- ¼ cup (0.25 cup) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped (about 8 tomatoes)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ teaspoon (0.75 teaspoon) black pepper
- 10 dashes hot red pepper sauce
- 2 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
- 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.
- 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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Are you using 1/4 cup of sun dried tomatoes from a jar you buy?D
The dip was fantastic. Can I freeze it?
Hi Sandy, So glad you enjoyed it! I’ve never tried freezing it, I’m not sure how it would thaw.
I made this today for a Spring Tea event at church. (Technically, my teenage son made it because it’s SO easy.) The ladies who sat at my table were CRAZY for it. Even the non-foodies (who are slightly scared of vegetables or anything but ranch dressing) were calling their friends over to taste it! A few of them were committed to testing it with every single thing we provided for dipping. (carrots, pretzels, crackers, green beans, snow peas, and bell pepper) There were no losers in that test. They even started planning alternative uses like sandwiches, garlic bread, celery stuffing, etc. Your recipe made me a hero. Thanks!
Very delicious and healthy. ..Thank you..
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!
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
Just made this for a Super Bowl party and it is delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
I am making this for Super Bowl Sunday!!
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
um… I just need a spoon. Sun-dried tomatoes are my favorite! Love this!
Looks so yummy! Will definitely try this recipe!
Oh my goodness this looks fantastic!!!!!
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
Mmm this looks so freaking good. I love sundried tomatoes!
I love sun dried tomatoes, I bet they add an incredible smoky flavor to this dip!
How spicy would that hot sauce make it? I think that medium salsa is spicy! Usually, I buy mild anything.
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.
I love love the addition of hot sauce in your version of this dip! Yum!
What a perfect flavor combination! Love sun dried tomatoes1
I’d be more than happy to finish this off with you!!! YUM
I’m not a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes either but i can’t WAIT to try this!!
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!
Yum! What a great combo of flavors! This would be great for scooping my pretzels in!
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!
I love sun dried tomatoes and have yet to make my first dip – this could be the one!
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!
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