Italian Cream Cheese Dip

Italian Cream Cheese Dip, an easy to make spread topped with pesto, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip topped with pesto, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese on a plate

This is an easy cheese dip my family absolutely loves. I make it all the time and leave it on my kitchen counter and in minutes, it's gone.

Whether it's basketball, football, hockey, or soccer season, this Italian dip is always a welcome sight at any game day party. Either on a small scale or a large scale this cream cheese dip is going to be a hit at any party you attend.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This easy and flavorful Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip takes less than 5 minutes to make!
  • The perfect recipe to use during the holidays, when you need to whip up a quick appetizer for guests, or to bring when visiting friends.
  • You can dip just about anything in this wonderful cream cheese dip.

Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip topped with pesto, artichoke hearts, red peppers and mozzarella on a plate

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Cream cheese
  • Italian dressing mix
  • Pesto sauce
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Mozzarella

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Mix cream cheese with the Italian dressing mix until well blended.
  2. Spread on a large plate or serving platter.
  3. Layer the toppings over the cream cheese.
  4. Serve with sturdy Tortilla Chips or French Bread.

Expert Tips

  • Bring the cream cheese up to room temperature before mixing. This can be accomplished by leaving the block of cream cheese on the kitchen counter for about 15 minutes or so. Bringing the cream cheese to room temperature makes the cream cheese easier to stir.
  • For a stronger Italian flavor, add a little more of the mix.

Frequently Asked Questions

How To Store Italian Cream Cheese Dip?

Italian Cream Cheese Dip in an airtight container will last in the fridge for 3-4 days.

What Should I Use To Dip Into The Cream Cheese Dip?

Use either sturdy Tortilla Chips to scoop up the dip, large breadsticks, or pieces of crusty French Bread.

If you want to serve carrot sticks or other sliced vegetables, shred the mozzarella instead of cutting it into cubes. It'll be easier to scoop up with the vegetables.

A blue corn tortilla chip dipped in the Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip that's topped with pesto, artichoke hearts, red peppers, and mozzarella

Enjoy!

layered italian cream cheese dip on plate

Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip

Layered Italian Cream Cheese dip, an easy to make spread topped with pesto, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese. | One Dish Kitchen
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 135kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese , room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Italian dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
  • tortilla chips or french bread for serving.

Instructions

  • Mix cream cheese with the Italian dressing mix until well blended.
  • Spread on a large plate or serving platter.
  • Layer the toppings over the cream cheese.
  • Serve with sturdy tortilla chips or french bread.
Nutrition Facts
Layered Italian Cream Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 672mg29%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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16 thoughts on “Italian Cream Cheese Dip”

  1. Looks great, all the flavors I love! Can it be made a few hours earlier in the day before serving? I love to make things ahead.

    1. If you would like to make the dip ahead of time, I recommend mixing together the cream cheese and dressing together and refrigerating it. I wouldn’t add the toppings until you are ready to serve it.

  2. Carole West - Garden Up green

    I saw this on facebook. Looks yummy – cold weather and dip seems to be in my comfort zone.

    Carole

  3. Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    It’s so hard to make sure there’s something guest-worthy on hand … this layered dip is such a great idea for that, Joanie! Thank you for the tip for quick entertaining.

    1. Glad you like the recipe, Tracey. The last thing I want to do when we have friends or family over is take a lot of time in the kitchen, this dip saves me from doing that. Have a great day!

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