Caprese Cheese Dip
Three cheeses are melted and topped with a caprese topping of tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic.
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2cups 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 1/2cups 5minutes
Cook Time
15minutes
Ingredients
Cheese Dip
  • 8ounces cream cheese
  • 1cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2cup sour cream(or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 2Tablespoons fresh basilfinely chopped (or 1 Tablespoon dried)
  • 1/4teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8tsp salt
Tomato Topping
  • 1cup cherry tomatoeshalved
  • 2Tablespoons fresh basilfinely chopped
  • 1Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • balsamic glazefor finishing, optional (see note for recipe link)
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheesefor finishing, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine all of the cheese dip ingredients in an oven safe dish for serving. You do not need to mix them up yet, but make sure the basil is buried so that it does not burn from direct heat.
  3. Bake the cheese dip until the cheese is melted, stirring occassionally.
  4. While the cheese dip is cooking, make the tomato topping by combining those ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust taste to preference with more of any ingredient as desired.
  5. When ready to serve, spoon the tomato topping across the cheese dip. Garnish with additional basil or fresh Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately with dunkers like chips or crostini.
Recipe Notes

Crostini are a great dunker for this cheese dip.  Get the recipe here!

Find more caprese inspired recipes here!

Balsamic glaze is the perfect way to top off this cheese dip!  The acidity cuts through the richness of the cheese.  Regular balsamic vinegar would also work.

http://www.threeolivesbranch.com/recipe/caprese-cheese-dip/