5-Minute Whipped Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip

Mega creamy Whipped Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip or Spread is so addicting you will be dunking everything in it!  


This red pepper dip is the perfect party dip that everyone will LOVE. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up — literally! 

Broccoli being dipped in a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip Recipe

You guys, this red pepper feta dip is one of my new obsessions. I even added the leftover dip to pasta to infuse it with creamy, roasted red pepper, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro deliciousness because I just couldn’t get enough. Basically, this dip makes everything better.

I made this velvety Whipped Roasted Red Pepper Dip last Friday, and it being the 4th of July weekend, Patrick surprised me by coming home early to find me sitting crossed legged on our rug, just having finished taking pictures, stuffing my face with broccoli…

Triscuits/crackers…

Pita chips…

…and cucumbers all blanketed in the creamylicious dip.  He proceeded to join me as we ate and ate and ate.  And when a husband likes a dip with vegetables — you know it’s a winner.

Top view of Broccoli and vegetables around a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip Ingredients

This red pepper dip recipe has a short ingredients list, but it packs in maximum flavor.

  • Feta cheese: I always have a large container of feta crumbles in my fridge from Costco, so that is what I use for this Whipped Feta Dip, but you are welcome to use a block as well.
  • Cream cheese: Buy a block of cream cheese rather than the whipped kind in a tub.
  • Sour cream: Makes the red pepper dip extra tangy.
  • Mayonnaise: Buy the real stuff.
  • Lime juice: Fresh squeezed gives the best flavor.
  • Jarred roasted red peppers: You can roast bell peppers yourself, if desired.
  • Jalapeño: Remove the seeds, otherwise your whipped feta dip will be too spicy.
  • Garlic: Just one clove is all you need.
  • Fresh cilantro: Loosely pack the cilantro leaves into the measuring cup.
  • Dried cumin and oregano: Added to round out the flavor profile.
Broccoli held up with dip of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Cream cheese: Lite cream cheese may be substituted.
  • Sour cream: Lite sour cream or plain Greek yogurt can be used instead of regular.
  • Mayonnaise: Lite mayonnaise can be used instead of full-fat.
A cracker dipped in a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

How to Make Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This 5-minute red pepper and whipped feta dip is exactly that — whipped!  and as easy as that!  

Add your feta, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and lime juice and whip until smooth, then add your smokey, slightly sweet jarred roasted red peppers (or freshly roasted, if you prefer), cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and dashes of cumin and oregano and whip again…

And this MEGA creamy red pepper feta dip is ready to bathe your vegetables, crackers, or chips and slather on your bread, sandwiches, pitas and burgers.

Be prepared to become obsessed.  Very obsessed.

A cracker being dipped in a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

Tips for Making Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  • Room temperate feta: You will need room temperature feta and softened cream cheese so they mix easily.  The room temperature cheeses will create a fluffier dip.  Leave the feta out at room temperature for about an hour before make the dip.
  • Softened cream cheese:  Softened cream cheese is crucial or your Whipped Feta Dip will be lumpy.  I gently microwave the cream cheese at 15-second intervals until softened, then let it sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Season to taste: Once the feta dip is whipped, taste and season with salt and pepper to taste. You can also make it spicier by adding red pepper flakes or jalapeño seeds. Adjust acidity by adding additional lime juice if desired, or honey for less acidity. 
  • Chill dip. I recommend chilling the red pepper dip for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. You will be amazed at the difference 30 minutes makes!
  • Hot or cold? If you are serving whipped feta dip as a vegetable dip, then serve cold, if serving as a spread, let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or microwave for 30 seconds or so. 
A cucumber being dipped in a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip.

Can I Make Roasted Red Pepper Dip in Advance?

Yes!  This red pepper dip is fabulous to make ahead because it tastes even better as the flavors meld.  

How to Store Red Pepper Dip

Red pepper feta dip should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  The feta cheese dip will stiffen slightly when refrigerated, so let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or so before serving or microwave at 10-second intervals, about 30 seconds should do the trick.

Can I Freeze Roasted Red Pepper Dip?

No, I don’t recommend freezing this red pepper dip because it contains so much dairy (it’d likely split once frozen).

Showing how to make Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip by blending in a food processor..

What to Serve with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I think the more appropriate question is what not to serve with red pepper feta cheese dip?!  It is delicious with:

  • Veggies: dunk all your favorite veggies like red bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, snap peas, etc.  into this tantalizing dip.
  • Crackers: serve it with crackers, chips, pita chips, toasted pitas, crostini, etc.
  • Breads and the like: it makes an elegant, flavorful spread for toast, bagels, sandwiches, burgers, etc.
  • Wraps: slather it on flatbread, pitas, etc. before adding your toppings. 
  • Pizza: spread it on pizza like my Greek Chicken pizza.
  • Eggs:  add it to scrambled eggs, omelettes, etc.
  • Soup:  add a dollop to hot soup – mmmmm!
A a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip with vegetables and crackers around the bowl..

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MEGA creamy 5 Minute Whipped Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip or Spread

5 Minute Creamy Whipped Roasted Red Pepper Feta Dip

Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. feta cheese (approximately 1 cup)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature (may use reduced fat)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (may sub Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (may use lite)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers drained and patted dry
  • 1 jalapeno roughly chopped, seeds separated
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  • Add feta, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise and lime juice to food processor and mix 3-4 minutes until cheeses are very smooth, scraping sides down occasionally.
  • Add remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Depending on amount of water released from roasted red peppers, you may want to mix in a tablespoon+ milk to reach desired consistency. If dip seems thin, it will thicken after refrigerated.
  • Add jalapeno seeds to taste to reach desired spice level (I use about half of the jalapeno seeds), mixing until incorporated.
  • Serve at room temperature or even better chilled as spread/dip for pita chips, crackers, bread, vegetables, etc.

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16 Comments

    • Jen says

      Thanks so much Sophia! You are always too kind!

  1. Sheila says

    This is delicious. At first, I was disappointed at how thin it came out but swallowed my disappointment because it was so very good tasting. I placed it in the fridge and hours later it was thick and creamy! I roasted my own red peppers and thought that might have been why it came out so thin. But it eventually turned out perfect.

    Your site has incredible recipes. I am so very impressed with your talent and skill in creating recipes. I have several bookmarked to try which is amazing because it is so difficult to choose with so many wonderful selections. Thank you so much for sharing all this goodness!

    • Jen says

      Hi Sheilia! Thank you so much for your super kind and thoughtful words! I am so happy you are enjoying my site and hopefully you can continue to make your way through all those bookmarked recipes 🙂 Thanks also for your feedback on the Dip – I am glad the dip turned out the the right creaminess eventually and have added a note to the recipe that it will thicken upon refrigeration. Thanks! Have a wonderfully delicious weekend!

  2. Vicky says

    This recipe is just screaming my name! Can’t wait to try it. Pinned and saved 🙂

    • Jen says

      Thanks Vicky! I hope you love it!

  3. Cherie Roberts says

    YUMMY!..Veggies have never tasted so good! . I love the tang of this dip and amount of flavor this packs! The Feta is not overpowering. I made the recipe as written. Since I was making for others to share that don’t like things too
    spicy, , I opted to use the whole jalepeno, but did not use any seeds, and there was no heat. (just flavor)! I’m always looking for a fun dip or nibble to take to get together and i’ll definitely be using the next opportunity that arises. Addictive!

    Thanks!

    • Jen says

      Hi Cherie, thank you so much for taking time to comment! I am thrilled you loved this dip so much and found it addicting 🙂 I’m sure others appreciated you sharing!

  4. Greg says

    I’ve gotta get some more feta for this, it sounds so good. I have one for you from all ears .net which is the disney recipe site. Try Hitipi dip!! Feta, garlic, sour cream, greek yogurt, process and done. It’s my go to dip, but I have a feeling this one might give it a run for the money. You have a lot of great recipes, please keep up the great work. One of the restaurants in Bloomington, IN had a feta, garlic, spinach dip that I tried to get the recipe for, but couldn’t and the last time I was up there I didn’t see it on the menu. Kinda broke my heart. I never could talk the owner out of his recipe even though I lived out of town.

    • Jen says

      Thank you Greg, I think you will love it! I am anxious to hear if it beats out your favorite dip to become your new go to 🙂 I’m sorry that chef wouldn’t give you the recipe and now its gone – saaaad, it sounds absolutely divine. You just gave me an idea for a future dip so thank you for that!

  5. Ioana says

    This dip is heavenly delicious! I am so in love with it right now

    • Jen says

      Awesome Loana! I am so happy you love it as much as me!

  6. Cristy says

    I’ve made this dip all summer and am obsessed!! I even talked about it at work today all of your recipes are amazing and so thankful for your blog!!!!!
    The avocado pasta in your Summer recipes was AH-mazing!!! I hope you are doing well and the recipes keep coming!!!!! ❤️

    • Jen says

      Hi Cristy, I’m so happy you’ve tried and are loving this gem of a recipe! I recently brought it to a baby shower and was reminded how good it is! I’m so happy you loved the avocado pasta as well definitely keep them coming! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  7. Lauren Pounds says

    Hi there, I just wanted to know what the approximate nutritional information for this dip would be? This dip looks amazing and I want to make sure it’s keto friendly. Thanks!