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Delicious Antipasto Dip

A full bodied Antipasto Dip incorporating all of the delicious ingredients from a classic antipasto board; like cheese, salami, olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and more!

Simple Antipasto Dip

There is nothing like a creamy, cheesey dip, I love these copycat Cheese Dips or a creamy Queso dip. On the other hand, I love lighter dips like this easy Bruschetta or Mediterranean Layered Dip.

Whether you are looking for something different for the holidays, football party or to bring to a potluck, this delicious Antipasto Dip seeks to meet everyone’s taste buds!

What IS Antipasto?

I admit, even coming from an Italian heritage I had to look this up! LOL!! Directly translated, Antipasto means literally “before the meal”. Traditional Antipasto is an appetizer consisting of olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, cheese and cured meats, most commonly in platter form. Like the Charcuterie boards that are all the rage — check this one out, from my talented and creative friend, Lynn!

What’s the Difference between Antipasto and Antipasti?

Simply put, Antipasti is the plural of Antipasto. Let’s get to this dip!

As we roll through the holiday season — which for us means Christmas, New Year, Football playoffs, the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s day — I am always seeking out new appetizers, I could honestly nosh on appetizers every night for dinner!

A Great Dip for Crudités

What is a Crudités? I am throwing all sorts of fancy words at you today. A Crudité is a French word for raw vegetables that are cut into small sticks, pieces or slices used with dips and appetizers.

After all of the heavy food of the holiday season and yet still wanting a “meaty” and substantial dip, I jumped into this delicious Antipasto Dip.

Ingredients for Antipasto Dip

  • 2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sour cream (sub with Greek yogurt!)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (may favorite, cause it has paprika in it)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used 1 cup sharp white cheddar, 1 cup Italian blend)
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts (marinated or brined), finely chopped
  • 5-6 oz salami, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green olives (any kind), finely chopped
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
  • Fresh rosemary (garnish)
  • Fresh veggies, pita chips, fresh pita wedges, naan triangles, crackers

The list of ingredients looks daunting, but really it all comes together so quickly and is a hearty, feed-a-crowd kind of appetizer.

Serve Antipasto Dip Cold or Hot

Typically this dip is served cold, however, could you heat it up and serve warm? You bet, in fact it’s amazing, all that flavor AND melty cheese!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Assemble dip and mix in the sun-dried tomatoes, scoop into an oven safe baking dish baking for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with crostini, veggies, crackers or pita.

Antipasto Substitutions & Suggestions

  • Sub out neufatchel for cream cheese or Greek Yogurt
  • Try any cured meats or combinations; prosciutto, pepperoni, ham, hot salami
  • Use Kalamata olives, black olives, any olive you want (or mix and match)
  • Add marinated mushrooms
  • Use other Italian cheeses like provolone, parmesan, mozzarella

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Delicious Antipasto Dip (hot or cold)
Yield: 16-18 servings

Delicious Antipasto Dip (hot or cold)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A full bodied Antipasto Dip incorporating all of the delicious ingredients from a classic antipasto board; like cheese, salami, olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and more!

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sour cream (sub with Greek yogurt!)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning (may favorite, cause it has paprika in it)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used 1 cup sharp white cheddar, 1 cup Italian blend)
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, finely chopped
  • ½ cup artichoke hearts (marinated or brined), finely chopped
  • 5-6 oz salami, finely chopped
  • ½ cup olives (any kind), finely chopped
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sun dried tomatoes in oil, finely chopped
  • Fresh rosemary (garnish)
  • Fresh veggies, pita chips, fresh pita wedges, naan triangles, crackers

Instructions

Cold Antipasto Dip
In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, seasoning, red pepper flakes, pepper and garlic and mix well.

Mix in shredded cheese, red peppers, salami, green onions, artichokes, and olives. Spread mixture into serving dish. Refrigerate if not using right away, then bring to room temperature (about 20 minutes) before serving. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and if desired fresh rosemary. Serve with sliced veggies, crostini, naan or pita triangles, or crackers.

Hot Antipasto Dip

Preheat oven to 350° F. Assemble dip and mix in the sun-dried tomatoes, scoop into an oven safe baking dish baking for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with crostini, veggies, crackers or pita.

Notes

Substitutions or Suggestions

  • Sub out neufatchel for cream cheese or Greek Yogurt
  • Try any cured meats or combinations; prosciutto, pepperoni, ham, hot salami
  • Use Kalamata olives, black olives, any olive you want (or mix and match)
  • Add marinated mushrooms
  • Use other Italian cheeses like provolone, parmesan, mozzarella

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 1003mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc.

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