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Hot Basil Parmesan Dip

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

I know that the interwebs is already filling up with SO freaking many pumpkin recipes, but I’m still a *teensy* bit stuck on summer.

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

I know I can’t be the only one with WAY too much basil growing on their counter top.

Or, maybe you’re the type of person that can actually grow things in a garden. I have to buy those “living basil” plants in the produce section of the grocery store because I can only keep them alive in a glass of water next to my sink.

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

If the basil was actually planted, like, in the ground, I would kill it for sure. Even keeping it *right* next to my sink where you would THINK that I could remember to water it, I still go through probably 1 plant per month. 

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

The new house actually has a sun room right off of the dining room, and I keep swearing up and down that I’m going to clean it out and grow all sorts of fabulous things in there.

Plants I’ve told people that I’m going to grow: tomatoes, lemon trees, wild lime trees, just about every fresh herb imaginable. 

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

This dip is so delicious!

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

Here’s the Recipe!

Hot Basil Parmesan Dip Recipe

Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!
4.4 from 23 votes
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 98kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves - loosely packed
  • 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces Greek yogurt cheese - or regular cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil into a small food processor. Pulse until the garlic is well minced.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the processor bowl and process until smooth. Transfer the dip to an oven safe serving dish and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until fluffy and heated through. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Basil Parmesan Dip Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
98
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
228
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Fresh basil, nutty Parmesan, and thick cream cheese bubble up into a warm, fluffy bite of heaven in this Hot Basil Parmesan Dip!

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Comments:

  1. Hello Linda,you have wonderful recipes here, thank you so much!

    Have you considered automatic irrigation to compensate for your ‘black thumb’? If you are technically minded (or know someone who is) there are plenty of ways, from infusion-like containers that dripple the water very slowly to little computers you can screw to your tap…

    Basil f.i. can be grown in so many varieties that maybe you’d be amazed what a difference that can make!

    1. Hi Clemens,

      Thanks for the tips, I may have to try one of those for some fresh Basil!

      – Linda