White Bean Dip with Garlicky Cheese

This cheesy garlicky white bean dip is so easy to prepare. You can make this dip in about 10 minutes and be snacking away before you know it. Of course, if you let it sit for a bit in the frig, the flavors will meld together and taste even better.

White Bean Dip Ingredients

The easy part of this white bean dip is that it uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Canned white beans are the base. You can use Cannellini, White Kidney Beans, White Navy Beans, Great Northern Beans, whatever you have in the cupboard will do.

Cheese spread is also something we often have in our refrigerators. Several companies make a garlic and herb variety, the most popular are Alouette, Boursin, and Rondele.

You can use Sriracha, Tabasco, Crystal, Texas Pete, Cholula, or even Frank’s RedHot for the pepper sauce. Again using what you have on hand and what suits your taste will make this dip customized to your family.

You can just dump all the ingredients into the food processor or blender and spin away. But I like to drain the beans, reserving the liquid. This way you can adjust the thickness of the final product.

Change Up This White Bean Dip To Suit Your Needs!

As a dip, you will probably want the white beans and cheese to be a little thinner. This makes it easier for your family and guest to dip their chips or veggies.

Crudite Platter with White Bean Dip

When made with less liquid, this cheesy garlicky concoction makes a great spread on your crostini. Just add some chopped tomatoes, peppers, and garlic on top and pop in the oven for crispy bites of goodness.

White beans will readily accept any flavor you want to add in. You could choose a different cheese spread, like Pub Cheese with Jalapenos, and serve with corn chips. Or a spread with basil and chives for a more Italian flavor. With the holiday season coming up, you could choose a cranberry and spice cheese spread for all the warm flavors of fall!

White-Bean-Dip Ingredients
Yield: 2 cups

Cheesy, Garlicky White Bean Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This quick and easy dip is a great accompaniment for your veggie platter (crudites). But can also be used with chips or spread on crostini as a base!

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15 ounce can of white beans
  • 4 ounces of garlic & herb cheese spread (Allouette or Boursin work great)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper sauce
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons minced chives

Instructions

  1. Drain your beans, reserving the liquid
  2. Place the beans, cheese, salt, and pepper sauce into a food processor or blender
  3. Process until the mixture is smooth, adding in the canning liquid as needed to achieve your desired consistency
  4. Add half of the chives and stir to incorporate
  5. Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl and sprinkle the remaining chives on top

Notes

I like to drain the beans reserving the liquid and adding it back to reach my desired thickness. You can increase the amount of cheese and pepper sauce to make the flavors bolder.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

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