This stellar Sun-dried Tomato Dip got rave reviews from every group of my friends! When I took this to a PTO board meeting while Nick was in elementary school and everyone demanded the recipe!

It was the first Barefoot Contessa cookbook. It was referenced on the Food Network way, way before Ina Garten had her own show. This Easy Dip Recipe will make you the hostess with the mostess at any gathering!

Sun-dried tomato dip in a white bowl

Ina’s Sun-dried Tomato Dip

I continued to dazzle everyone with her winning recipes…and got puzzled looks when I mentioned the name of the cookbook. But slowly my friends caught on…and soon they all had their own collection of Ina’s cookbooks. I brought this sun-dried tomato dip with a crudite platter for our New Year’s soup party…and it was no surprise that I was again asked for the recipe.

Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20, and ending on Saturday, January 25.

Sun-dried Tomato Dip with garnish of green onions and cucumbers

How to Make This Easy Dip Recipe

  • This sun-dried tomato dip completely made in the food processor, it’s a cinch to whip up. Sun-dried tomatoes, Tabasco (or your favorite hot sauce), and some scallions supply sensational flavors while the combo of cream cheese, mayo and sour cream provide the creamy base.
  • Tabasco adds a gentle hit of heat, but if you like spicy, add more to your taste.
  • Serve this easy dip recipe with chips, crackers, or, my favorite, a slew of colorful veggies.
  • PRO-Tip: Add some of the key elements to garnish the dip. A few sliced green onions or finely diced sun-dried tomatoes will add a pop of color. I also like to add a couple of dippers, like sliced cucumbers or red bell pepper slices. You’ll look like a seasoned party-giver!
  • Definitely add this easy, irresistible to your next party menu whether for game day or a dinner party. Be prepared to hand out the recipe. I guarantee you’ll be asked for it.
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip in a white bowl with a tray of fresh vegetables

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Sun-dried tomato dip garnished with cucumbers

Sun-dried Tomato Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 12 servings

An easy, irresistible dip made your food processor!


  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, in oil, drained and chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 10 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Puree the tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, Tabasco, salt and pepper in food processor. Add the scallions and pulse twice.
  2. Garnish with sliced scallions
  3. Serve with fresh vegetables or chips.


Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed β€œto taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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