Sour Cream-Parmesan Cheese Pesto Dip

sour cream dip in bowl on wooden board

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
39 Calories
3g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 79mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You can use purchased pesto in this simple three-ingredient recipe, or make your own pesto using fresh basil from your garden. This recipe also makes a great sandwich spread. Offer it with chips and tortilla chips (especially those coated with cheese) or be healthier and surround the dip with baby carrots, bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower florets, and rounds of sliced zucchini for a great appetizer.

You can certainly add more ingredients to this recipe if you want to, although it doesn't need it. You could add some dried basil, mayonnaise, or Miracle Whip salad dressing for a bit of tang. Add some lemon juice or lime juice to punch up the flavor a bit.

If you are serving a crowd, you can double or triple the recipe too. Just make sure that you keep an eye on the dip if it's sitting out on a buffet table. Like all perishable foods, this sour cream dip should only be left out of refrigeration for two hours or one hour if the air temperature is above 90 degrees F (and in that case, why aren't you inside in the air conditioning?). 


Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, basil pesto, and grated Parmesan cheese, and mix well to blend.

  2. Chill or serve immediately.

  3. Serve with crudites and chips for dipping or as a sandwich spread.