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Cheesy Pesto Smoked Chicken Dip

This cheesy pesto chicken dip is a great way to use up your end-of-summer herbs! Lots of delicious smoky flavor and tons of bubbly cheese.
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  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 12 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ¼ to 1/2 cup of your favorite pesto
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • baguettes, chips or crackers for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese, grated cheese and garlic. Stir until combined and the cheeses are thoroughly mixer. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, chicken, pesto, salt, pepper and liquid smoke. If you want more pesto flavor, stir in a little more!
  • Scoop the mixture into a 8-inch pie plate or baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the dip is bubbly and golden on top.
  • Serve immediately with baguette slices, chips or crackers.

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