Cheesy Pesto Dip

Cheesy Pesto Dip at @amandaformaro

I’m always looking for good dip recipes, especially ones that work well for both fresh vegetable trays and as a cracker spread. It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday, the big game, or a birthday party, there’s always some sort of dip on my table.

Cheesy Pesto Dip at @amandaformaro

I found this Sargento cheese pesto dip recipe and had all the ingredients on hand to try it out. The recipe includes shredded parmesan cheese and Sargento mozzarella cheese. Usually when you think of a dip, the only cheese that comes to mind is cream cheese or even Ricotta cheese. Adding shredded cheese to a dip is a great way to thicken it up and make it ideal for crackers as well as vegetables.

While I did have Sargento Parmesan on hand, I was out of Mozzarella. So instead, I used their Mexican cheese blend and picked out the white jack cheese to use in this dip. I’ve never made pesto cheese dip before, or any other pesto dip recipe for that matter, so I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Cheesy Pesto Dip at @amandaformaro

It has a tangy flavor and is thick enough to hold up to crackers and vegetables. A great recipe to add to my growing dip collection! This might make a nice addition to your Easter appetizer table this year.

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Cheesy Pesto Dip

Rating: 51

Cheesy Pesto Dip


  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or 1-1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. (1/2 oz.) Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Assorted fresh vegetables


  1. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, walnuts, garlic, basil, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  2. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables.

Sargento did compensate me for the time I dedicated to making this recipe and putting this post together for you, however my opinions on flavor and preparation are 100% mine. :)



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