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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Whip up this creamy roasted red pepper dip in just 5 minutes. A super quick and tasty snack or appetizer recipe.

roasted red pepper dip in a white bowl on a platter of veggies

If you love roasted red peppers, then you’ll love this dip recipe. There’s a smoky flavor from the peppers and smoked paprika gives an extra hint of smokiness and really enhances the overall dip.

It’s perfect for an every day snack or as an easy recipe for a potluck, party, game day or holiday.

You could do a whole dip trio. Here are some other great veggie dip ideas:

Tips and Tricks

Drain the jarred peppers well

You really want to get out excess moisture from the peppers so that the dip doesn’t become too thin or runny. I patted the peppers with a paper towel after I drained them.

I also placed a paper towel in the bottom of the strainer and let sit for a few minutes to help absorb the liquid.

red peppers in strainer

Using fresh red peppers

I think the roasted peppers from a jar work well in this dip and are so easy to use. But roasting your own fresh peppers would be great in this recipe too.

Smoked paprika

I really love smoked paprika and use it in a lot of dishes. I think it really compliments the roasted peppers in this dip, but if you don’t have smoked paprika, regular paprika can be substituted.

Recipe FAQs

Can you make this dip in advance?

Yes, you can definitely make this dip ahead of time. It gets better the longer it sits. You can store this dip easily for 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator.

What do you serve with roasted red pepper dip?

Crackers, chips, bread, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, carrots, and peppers all work well as dippers.


Drain the roasted red peppers really well and pat dry with a paper towel.

Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or a blender.

dip ingredients in a food processor bowl

Puree until dip is smooth.

Chill, covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Letting the dip chill for at least an hour is best to enhance the flavor.

Pair with your favorite dippers.

roasted red pepper dip in a white bowl that says let's dip
white bowl with roasted red pepper dip topped with peppers

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Darlene Kratz
Whip up this creamy roasted red pepper dip in just 5 minutes. A super quick and tasty snack or appetizer recipe.
4.5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 17 oz jar of roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Add ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or blender.
  • Process until dip is smooth and creamy.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to serve.


Make sure to drain the peppers really well. I patted with a paper towel after draining and let the paper towel sit in the strainer with the peppers for a bit to absorb the excess moisture. 
The dip can be served immediately, but is best if chilled for at least an hour. 


Calories: 128kcal
Keyword roasted red pepper dip
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