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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. Hi Sierra,
      Fantastic!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! Have a great week:)

  1. 5 stars
    Made this for a game night and it was amazing. One of my friends hates mayo, so I subbed whipped cottage cheese and it was a hit!

    1. Hi Amy,
      Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx

  2. Would it be possible to roast the garlic, shallots & tomatoes a day in advance & then combine everything else to bake the next day?

    1. Hi Sara,
      Sure, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work for you! Please let me know if you give this dish a try, I hope you love it! xT

  3. 5 stars
    This dip is SO GOOD! So creamy and absolutely delicious with toasted bread. Can’t wait to make it again!

    1. Thanks so much Katey!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear the dish was a hit! xT

    1. Hey Kieran,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you making it! Hmmm, so sorry, I’m not sure why it was watery for you, anything you may have adjusted? Have a great weekend! xx

    2. 5 stars
      Made this for a potluck with friends along with some garlic bread and it was a huge hit! It was gone by the end of the night!!

      1. Hi Ruth,
        Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and I appreciate you making it! xT

  4. We had this for Mother’s Day dinner and it was a great success.
    The only thing I would change is the time roasting the garlic and shallots to 30 minutes.

    1. Hey Peggy,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and appreciate you making it! Thanks for your comment! xT

  5. My son brought this dip to Mother’s Day dinner yesterday – O.M.G. was this delicious!!! Luscious, cheesy, flavorful, garlicky. He used fresh thyme and basil. I’m sure this won’t be the last time we enjoy this meal!

    1. Hi Lisa,
      Love to hear this!! So glad to hear your son made this recipe and that it was a hit! Have a great Tuesday! xT

  6. 5 stars
    I made this for Mother’s Day today and wow! It was so so delicious! Everyone asked me for the recipe and said it was their new favorite dip. I loved how simple it was to make, too!

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    1. Hi Raelene,
      Happy Monday!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks so much for making it! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Wow!!! So delicious!! I made 1/2 recipe for my husband and I. We had to stop ourselves from finishing it so we could eat the dinner I was preparing. The baked fries with Caesar dressing were part of our dinner. That recipe is also a favorite. Thanks for sharing your delicious creations!!!

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Friday!!🍍🥥 Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  8. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I added a bit of jarred pesto at the end before serving with sliced, toasted baguette.

    1. Hi Tulip,
      Amazing!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks a lot for giving it a try!🥑🥝 xT

  9. 5 stars
    made this last night and it was SO good. my family ate the entire dish. i was hoping to save some to dip veggies into today but there wasn’t a drop left!

    1. Hi Lauren,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thank you so much for making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad it was delish! xT

  10. Recipe looks amazing can’t wait to try this one out!! Any suggestion for a substitute for the Thyme?

    1. Hi Keri,
      Another herb that you enjoy like oregano or parsley would also work well here! Please let me know if there is anything else that I can help with! xT

        1. Hi Gaye,
          Sour cream or greek yogurt would be great options for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  11. This sounds wonderful. Thank you. Question- I have frozen whole cherry tomatoes from my garden last year. Do you think these will work? I was thinking of defrosting them and then draining them before roasting. I’ll of course make this when this summer’s tomatoes grow but would love to make this now. TY

    1. Hey Martha,
      Sure, I don’t see why those wouldn’t work for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out well for you! xT

      1. Thanks so much for quick reply. I am going to try it this way next week for guests. I’ll let you know- can’t wait- great option instead of Bruschetta! Think I’ll make a baguette to go w/ it! LOVE your recipes and newsletter/email!

  12. This looks amazing- any substitutions you can recommend instead of mayo? (Yogurt, sour cream or just omit?)

    1. Hi Karen,
      Greek yogurt or sour cream would also work well for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT