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Warm Pesto Dip Recipe

Warm Pesto Dip Recipe

This pretty green dip is perfect for Christmas, especially when served with red bell pepper strips. You can make it ahead and reheat when ready to serve.— Megan Taylor, Washougal, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or bread cubes

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in pesto and cream cheese; cook and stir over low heat until smooth.
  • 2. Stir in cream and Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with vegetables or bread. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables and bread) equals 259 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 293 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.