This is one of my favorite dips to make and bring to parties! It’s just disgustingly easy to make and is always a huge hit. It’s sweet and savory and even little kids will eat it! Oh! And I saw the best tip ever that could come in handy for this recipe, if you, like me, sometimes forget to prep ingredients! I just saw this on Butter Yum’s blog and it had me shouting, ‘Hallelujah!’ If you forget to set your cream cheese out to come up to room temperature you can just stick the naked brick into a zip top bag (I’d use a freezer one, it’s thicker.) and knead it with your hands for a few minutes. How brilliant is that???
Edited to add: These two dips are also great party food because you can easily make them ahead of time. Just press plastic wrap onto the surface so the onion dip doesn’t form a skin and the pesto doesn’t darken. Then, for the pesto, take it out about an hour ahead of time and let it come up to room temperature. For the onion dip, just pop it into the oven to warm it back up and before serving stir it up a little to incorporate any browning. Easy peasy!
Caramelized Onion Dip
This next dip came about because I had a craving for my favorite quesadilla (thank you, Miranda! lol!) and Jay picked up the large container of basil for me. I needed to use it up before my trip to Utah and while I was getting ready for the birthday party I decided to whip together a quick pesto. When it was done I was looking around the kitchen and saw the extra softened cream cheese (I had overestimated how many I was going to need.) so I decided to add it to the pesto and just serve it at the party! It turned out GREAT!
Creamy Pesto Party Dip