This easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip is quick to make and the perfect tasty addition to any party or picnic spread. Dip vegetables, chips or crackers in this zesty combination for an easy appetizer.

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe |

I’m always on the hunt for quick and easy party foods. We entertain on a regular basis and I find myself getting into a slump, serving the same thing over and over again. While there is no problem with regular tried and true favorites, it’s always fun to mix in new dishes and treats from time to time. This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is just the ticket! Whether it’s a last-minute gathering, a picnic or tailgating for your favorite team this super easy dip is perfect.

As I said, this dip recipe is quick and easy. Whirl a few simple ingredients together and you will have this flavorful dip ready in no time. Begin by adding jarred roasted red peppers, sour cream, a few garlic cloves, basil, salt and black pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add more salt and pepper to taste, then serve or cover and refrigerate. That’s it! It’s so easy. It’s so tasty. And it’s so pretty! A colorful addition to your party or to pack along for your picnic spread.

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe |

A few Roasted Red Pepper Recipe notes:

  • Jarred roasted red peppers were used for this recipe, but if you have a bunch of fresh red peppers, easily roast them in the oven or in a hot pan. To roast, toss peppers with a little bit of olive oil, place on a baking sheet and roast in 400-degree F oven for about 15-20 minutes. If using a pan stove-top, heat pan over medium-high heat and place peppers in pan, turn every minute or so to roast each side. The same technique can be done over an open flame, carefully turning peppers using heat-proof tongs. If roasting your own, use the same amount called for in the recipe below.
  • If you’re counting calories, easily substitute low fat sour cream for an irresistible lighter bite. Serve with vegetables, chips or crackers.

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe |

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe |

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious dip for serving at parties or picnics along with vegetables, chips, or crackers. This tasty dip can quickly be made and refrigerated until ready to serve.


  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers, drained (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sour cream (fat-free may be substituted)
  • 3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil (or 1/4 cup fresh basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. If needed, add more salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Originally published June 12, 2014.