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Quick & Easy Warm Caprese Dip (3 Ingredients!) - The BEST appetizer for a crowd!

This 3 ingredient appetizer can be thrown together in just a few minutes, and then baked for the perfect warm and comforting party food everyone will love. Serve it with pita chips, bread or crackers.


  • 1 (8 oz) block of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (approximately)
  • 10-12 large cherry tomatoes


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Evenly spread the cream cheese onto the bottom of a pie dish.

  3. Top with about 1/2 cup of basil pesto (or enough to make a thin layer once spread over the top); spread it evenly over the cream cheese. 

  4. Cut your cherry tomatoes into about 1/4 inch slices, and place them evenly on top of the pesto.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cream cheese starts to brown on the edges. 

  6. Serve with pita chips, crackers or a baguette. 

Recipe Notes

  • Place any leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy warm or cold!
  • I like the Giovanni Rana brand of basil pesto (usually found in the refrigerated section by the tortellini and other cold pastas), but you can also easily make your own with thisĀ recipe.