Easy Warm Italian Dip
This easy warm Italian dip is creamy and flavorful, featuring two kinds of cheese and cannellini beans. It only uses seven ingredients and takes fifteen minutes to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 (estimated)
- 1 15-oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used part-skim)
- 1 8-oz block neufchâtel cheese (or regular cream cheese)
- 1 tsp dried basil, or to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder, or to taste
In the bowl of a food processor, blend cannellini beans and olive oil until mixture is just about smooth. Set aside.
In a medium sauce pan set over medium to medium-high heat, add marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Let mixture heat and stir so that the cheese melts. Once mozzarella has melted completely, add neufchâtel and stir so it melts and everything is combined.
Add bean mixture to the sauce pan along with basil and garlic powder. Stir so all ingredients are evenly distributed and dip is heated throughout. Serve warm.
Depending on the type of marinara sauce you use, you may wish to adjust the spice quantities to fit your tastes.
If you like things zippy, feel free to add red pepper flakes!
This recipe yields approximately two cups of dip.
Serving: 2tbsp dip | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg