Roasted Garlic and Prosciutto Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

Roasted Garlic:

  • 2 large heads of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Cream Cheese Dip:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For Serving:

  • Assorted crackers, crostini, pita chips, or fresh vegetables

Instructions

1. Roast the Garlic:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Cut off the top 1/2 inch of each garlic head to expose the cloves.
  • Place the garlic heads on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Wrap the garlic tightly in the foil.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the garlic cloves are soft and golden brown.
  • Allow the garlic to cool slightly before handling.

2. Make the Cream Cheese Dip:

  • In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and sour cream until smooth and creamy.
  • Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins and into the cream cheese mixture. Mash any large pieces with a fork.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese, chopped prosciutto, oregano, salt, and pepper.

3. Chill and Serve:

  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Serve chilled with your choice of dippers.

Optional: Hot Honey Drizzle

For a sweet and spicy kick, try this:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and warm over low heat until the honey is thinned slightly.

Drizzle the hot honey over the dip just before serving.

Tips:

  • For easier spreading, let the dip sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  • This dip can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Feel free to experiment with other herbs and spices to find your favorite flavor combination.

Enjoy!

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