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The easiest Roasted Garlic Caprese Dip. Trust me, this is going to become your new go-to dip for spring and summer. Roasted garlic, shallots, and tomatoes are all mixed into the creamiest dip and topped with melty mozzarella cheese. It’s cheesy, summery, and so delicious. Serve this up dip-style, with toasted bread or crackers on the side for scooping. Perfect for Mother’s Day and all the upcoming summer holidays!

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I’ve been missing out! I say this every single time I share any kind of appetizer recipe, but oh my goodness, I need to make more dips! I’ve decided that this coming summer is my summer to share all of my dip recipes. Baked, chilled, light, and fresh, I have so many ideas brewing.

I’m so excited, I can’t wait! Also, I am very happy that summertime is drawing near. It’s such a fun season for food. So fresh and colorful!

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When it comes to sharing dips, I don’t have that many recipes. Unless there’s a big holiday I rarely entertain, so creating dinners is usually the main thing on my mind.

But you all have been requesting more appetizers. And honestly, every time I do a deep dive into new app recipes, I have a lot of fun. There are so many I’ve never tried!

When it comes to appetizers that I have tried (and make often), garlic bread is one of those dishes. My brothers are obsessed and I make a fresh loaf with most family meals. I always use roasted garlic and so much fresh basil. And that’s kind of what I did here. I turned our family garlic bread into the yummiest dip for late spring and summer!

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Start with the garlic. I like to roast a head or two with a couple of shallots, olive oil, fresh thyme, and black pepper. The idea is that you roast the garlic until it becomes very soft and mashable. This takes about 30 minutes in the oven.

Once the garlic is roasted, remove the garlic and shallots from the baking dish. Then toss on a handful of cherry tomatoes and throw them into the oven to roast.

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While the tomatoes roast up, I mash and chop the garlic and the shallots. Then add them to a bowl with cream cheese, mayo, fresh chopped basil, lots of black pepper, and chili flakes.

Now, add the cheese dip to the tomatoes and top with lots of shredded mozzarella cheese. Then finish baking!

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When the cheese has melted, pull the pan out. If there’s a lot of oil on top from the melted cheese, just drain that off and save it for dipping with the bread (YUMMM).

Top with plenty of fresh basil and some sliced cherry tomatoes. That’s literally it, so simple and even more delicious. I love that there’s minimal prep work and only one or two extra dishes to clean.

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Simple and most importantly, this is just really good, the dip is so creamy. And when you serve it with toasted bread it’s perfect!

This is one of those dips you’ll crave time and time again!

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Looking for other dip recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Mexican Street Style Jalapeño Dip

Hot Chicken Enchilada Bean Dip

Easy White Chicken Chili Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Lastly, if you make this Roasted Garlic Caprese Dip, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Roasted Garlic Bread Caprese Dip

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 294 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. Place the garlic and shallots in a small (8×8 inch or smaller) baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Add the thyme. Bake for 40 minutes, until deeply golden and very soft. Remove the garlic and shallots, let cool.
    3. Add 1 1/2 cups tomatoes to the baking dish. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Bake for 10 minutes.
    4. Squeeze the garlic cloves and shallots onto a cutting board. Mash/chop into a paste. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayo, garlic, shallots, and basil. Season with pepper. Mix in the parmesan and 1 cup mozzarella.
    5. Pull the tomatoes out. Add the cheese dip, and gently mix the dip into the tomatoes. Top with mozzarella. Bake 15 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the sauce is bubbling.
    6. Slice the remaining tomatoes. Serve topped with fresh basil, thyme, and sliced tomatoes. Add chili flakes too!! Dig in with bread and/or crackers.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this on Sunday for Mother’s Day. HUGE hit at my house! My mom said it was one of the best things she has ever had! Will definitely be making this again in the future!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and your comment, love to hear that it turned out well for you! Xx

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for Mother’s Day and it was a hit! So creamy/cheesy and delicious. I served it with a toasted baguette that I had cut up into bite sized pieces and everyone loved it! (Except my 4 year old who refused to try because of the “green stuff” and “red things” lol)

    1. Hey Tiffany,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you making it! Happy Monday! xT

    1. Hey Morgan,
      Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I’m so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Xx

  3. 5 stars
    This is quite literally the best dip I have ever had. My coworker made it and brought it to a potluck and I pretty much ate the whole thing. Thank you Tieghan 🙂

    1. Hey Alexis,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Easter! xT

  4. I have made this before and absolutely loved it! I decided this time to tweak it and make it a “Greek” dip of sorts! I subbed feta for the parmesan and mozzarella, and roasted red pepper and some pepperoncini for the tomato. Absolutely delicious and a real hit at the cookout I went to! You’ve really inspired me to get into cooking. Thanks Tieghan!

  5. This was absolutely delicious. I made it on the spur of the moment and my family couldn’t stop eating it. Really yummy recipe.
    Thank you for all your hard work!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      Happy Friday!!🍉🥭 I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for making it and sharing your comment! xT

  6. Super excited to try this recipe! What size baking dish did you use? And if possible can you share the link. Thank you!!

    1. Thanks Alyssa! Totally, that would work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it’s delish! xx

      1. Thank you! Is it best to make it all and just reheat or prep all before cheese? Sorry, I’m new to prepping things ahead!

          1. What would you recommend for time and heat setting for re-heating if we pre-make this?

            Thanks in advance! This looks amazing, I love your recipes and am about to buy your cookbook since I have used so many — we appreciate your hard work and willingness to share 🙂

          2. Hi! I would recommend making everything before and then put in the oven for about 15 mins to heat through! xT

  7. 5 stars
    I brought this to a “bring your own board” party where my theme was pizza board, and everybody absolutely loved this dip and asked for the recipe! I would definitely make it again in the future! I made it low fat and it was still amazing 🙂

    1. Hey Jackie,
      Happy Friday!!🍉🍓 Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try and your comment, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  8. Love this one! Going to make it again when my husbands family comes over. The only issue is one of them cannot eat basil, any recommendations for a substitute?

    1. Hi Christina,
      So glad you enjoyed this recipe!! Parsley would also work well for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx