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Tasha’s Famous Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip


Happy almost New Year BonBon Rose Girls readers, it’s Jackie Fo again. I know everyone is everyone is probably beat from all that hustling and bustling to get those last minute holiday errands and whatnot done, so I’m here to show you a super simple appetizer that’s festive but most important, easy as can be! It’s perfect for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day celebrations…You’ll be done making it in no time and will soon be able to sit back and put your feet up!

Let me give you a bit of background on this delicious dip. My friend Tasha brought it to a party once, and I was blown away when she told me how simple it was! Not only is it tasty, but it’s so pretty and colorful too. Here’s the skinny on how to make it:

Tasha’s Pesto and Goat Cheese Dip

1 log of softened goat cheese, like a Chevre, about 10.5 oz
1 jar of store bought pesto (you’ll need about 6 oz total)
A healthy sprinkling of dried cranberries (like Craisins)



Using a fairly shallow dish and a butter knife to smooth, spread the goat cheese into the bottom. Cover it with the jarred pesto and sprinkle with dried cranberries. Serve with crackers.



That’s it! It’s festive, easy and best of all, super delicious! This recipe can be modified any way you’d like, you can add nuts or even make it a layered dip by layering pesto between layers of goat cheese.

I think we can all agree we can thank Tasha for this awesome dip that’s perfect all year round. I can’t wait to hear if any of you make Tasha’s goat cheese dip as a New Year’s Eve appetizer. I just love celebrating at a nice house party…Don’t you? Happy entertaining and here’s to a beautiful 2015!

Many thanks to Jackie for providing us with so many gorgeous, yummy looking posts this past year.  We can’t wait to share more from our favorite food and entertaining contributor in the year come! Catch up with her on her blog,, and on Twitter!

  • Channon

    Oh my! Some of my favorite flavors, all in one place. I’m debating a run to town just to get the ingredients and have some tonight…

    December 26, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply
  • Erica (@Erica's Recipes)

    Fabulous flavors in an easy app! Great recipe!

    December 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Heather

    It looks so interesting especially with the cranberries. I’d love to give it a taste!

    December 29, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply
  • valmg @ From Val's Kitchen

    This sounds like it has a very distinct flavor. It’s some of my brother’s favorites so I bet he’d love to try it.

    December 29, 2014 at 11:50 pm Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    That sounds so good. It is perfect for NYE celebrations!

    December 30, 2014 at 7:00 am Reply
  • Myrah - Coupon Mamacita

    That looks amazing. I can’t wait to give this a try.

    December 30, 2014 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Michelle F.

    That dip looks really good. I am loving the combination of the cranberries and pesto.

    December 30, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply
  • Caitlin

    This sounds so good! And I love that it looks pretty easy to make too! And I agree I love how to colors look festive!

    December 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Pass

    Looks delish! I love goat cheese!

    December 30, 2014 at 3:14 pm Reply
  • Kirsten

    This recipe looks easy to make and delicious. Pinning and stumbling!

    December 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Jaime

    I absolutely LOVE goat cheese and I really want to make your recipe. Looks AMAZING

    December 30, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • katrina g

    goat cheese is one of my favorite cheese ever! I’m going to have to try this. looks amazing!

    December 31, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Liz Mays

    Oh my goodness gracious, I want a full roll of crackers to dig into that deliciousness. It looks so good!

    December 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Debra

    Yum! I absolutely love the taste of Pesto!

    January 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm Reply

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