Bring Hot Caprese Dip to any party and you will gain instant friends. This dip is so yummy. I love the way the rich, warm cheese is off set with the freshness of tomatoes and basil. I have a group of good friends who get together for wine and appetizers once a month to catch up so I’m always looking for delicious finger foods. I also love bringing pigs in a blanket or bourbon meatballs. As you may have guessed, this particular Hot Caprese Dip was inspired by our recent trip to Italy. I paired it with garlic Triscuits because what goes better with Italian food than garlic?Hot Caprese Dip |

I served this dip in this adorable mini cast iron skillet. How cute is it??? At only $10 on Amazon, you can’t go wrong. I originally got this to make chocolate chip pizookies in (more on that later!), but it has been so great for egg dishes and dips as well.  Hot Caprese Dip |

To make this for a party, I dice the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil ahead of time, get the dip all ready before leaving the house. When I arrive at the party, I throw it onto the stove top for a few minutes and its ready to go! ***Tip: Bring a small cheese knife. Caprese Dip is meant to be eaten hot and gooey. If it cools down, it is still delicious, but it will be easier to serve onto the crackers with a little cheese knife.   Hot Caprese Dip | When in Italy, I became completely addicted to their cheese. It had a different flavor than anything that I have been able to find here. I am still on the hunt for the perfect mozzarella here. A chef that we met in Florence who had lived in San Francisco for a while recommended Lucca Ravioli Company. Any recommendations? 

Hot Caprese Dip


  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 8 Ounces of Fresh Mozzarella
  • 4-5 Leaves of Basil
  • 1 Box of Your Favorite Crackers


  1. Dice mozzarella into small pieces.
  2. Dice tomatoes.
  3. Shred basil into small pieces.
  4. Slowly melt cheese on low heat.
  5. Stir continuously.
  6. When cheese is melted, add in basil and tomatoes.
  7. Serve hot. I like to make it in a small cast iron skillet, that way I can throw it on the stove top if it starts to cool.

What’s your favorite party dip?

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