This Blue Cheese Layer Dip with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes is a family recipe that we’ve been making for years! At only 10 minutes of prep time, this will become a staple at all of your events. Some cream cheese, a few ingredients, and boom! You’re a gourmet chef!
We’ve topped this with chopped walnuts before, which is yummy too- but I really like the blue cheese crumbles on top. It’s easy and looks fancy- what else could you want? We served ours with Pita Chips but it would be fabulous with rustic, toasted bread. You could even smear it over grilled veggies on a crudite platter! (P.S. I just learned that crudite is a fancy word for a raw vegetable platter- the more you know! I’m probably spelling it wrong…oh well!)
To make your mold, line a small to medium dish with plastic cling wrap (I.E. Saran Wrap) along with a few drop of water between the bowl and cling wrap- this will help it release after its been refrigerated (genius….I know!). We used a fun shaped dish to get a nice shape, but you can use anything and it will look just as cute.
Mix your cream cheese + each ingredient layer (sun-dried tomatoes, pesto and blue cheese). Layer it in a dish, refrigerate for 30 minutes, and serve! It’s THAT easy!
Pull off the plastic wrap and top with your choice of blue cheese, chopped walnuts, or both! We even sprinkled some parsley on top for some extra color. I love the layer components of this appetizer- they come together beautifully and this is such a unique layer dip that you won’t find many places.
This is SO yummy- I actually have a hard time having it around me because I like to snack on it…lots.
Are you looking for other great appetizers or snacks to bring to a party? Check out these twice baked potato bites, double bacon cheeseburger dip with mini buns, or even our pressed Italian sandwiches (these are THE BEST! and SO EASY!)
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An easy appetizer with LOADS of flavor that only takes a few minutes to make- refrigerate for 30 minutes, and serve. Your guests will LOVE this and think you're a gourmet chef!
- 16 ounces softened cream cheese (block)
- 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/2 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup pesto
- Pita Chips, Toasted Bread, or Roasted Vegetables Optional- Serve with what you like best.
In a small to medium sized dish, add a few drops of water. Stick Saran Wrap in the inside of the bowel (the water will help it stick to the bowl fully so your dip is molded perfectly!). Set aside for later.
Divide 16 ounces of cream cheese between 3 bowls. (roughly 5+ ounces each)
In bowl 1- add 1/2 cup of blue cheese (reserving the additional for the topping).
In bowl 2- add pesto.
In bowl 3- add sun-dried tomatoes.
Mix well, until the cream cheese is fully mixed with each layer (see picture above of 3 bowls).
Layer half of the blue cheese mixture on the bottom. Top with all of the pesto, then the sun dried tomato mixture and finish with the remaining blue cheese. (you can layer this anyway you like!)
Refrigerate for 30 minutes, and turn upside down on a platter to serve. Remove Saran Wrap, and enjoy!
**Pair with pita chips, toasted bread, crudite, or roasted vegetables**