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Roasted Garlic Parmesan White Bean Dip

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Creamy white bean dip flavored with roasted garlic and nutty parmesan cheese. 

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Hey all! I am back with one more quick and easy (I promise!) recipe before Christmas arrives. But before I get to that, I have one fun thing to share with you.

This past summer I was invited to participate in a series of short videos called Flavor Bits, produced by Chicagonista for Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. Each video was hosted by a different Chicago-area blogger and covered a different easy recipe using Nielsen-Massey vanilla products and/or flavor extracts.

Since my love of baking and all things cookies is pretty well known, I was invited to do a video demonstrating my No-Chill Sugar Cookies recipe.

Want to see? Here you go, just in time for Christmas! (Be kind, please! xoxo)

So, there you go. And, in case you were wondering, those cookies ARE the perfect cookies to make this week with your favorite friends or family. Make, bake, frost, eat give! Done.

Now that I have reminded you of the perfect cookie recipe to make this week, let’s talk about this Roasted Garlic Parmesan White Bean Dip.

I know that we have all been stuffing our faces with a few too many Brown Sugar Caramels and probably a bit too much Double Gingerbread Cake, so I thought we might need a light yet flavorful appetizer option to help ourselves out a little.

This dip is the perfect option. All it requires is a handful of ingredients – white beans, garlic, parmesan cheese, and a bit of parsley, olive oil and lemon juice – and a food processor. The roasted garlic is incredibly flavorful, the cheese is nutty, and the beans are super creamy, making this the perfect dip with pita chips or veggies.

Put this dip out while finishing up Christmas dinner and get everyone to even out their sugar intake for just a few moments – I promise, they won’t even realize that it’s good for them.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan White Bean Dip

Roasted Garlic Parmesan White Bean Dip
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • 2 (15.8-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Peel the garlic cloves. Place the cloves in a piece of heavy-duty foil - drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, then wrap in the foil, leaving a small opening at the top of the pouch. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until garlic is soft and starting to turn golden. Allow to cool.

Place the beans, roasted garlic, and the rest of the ingredients except for the olive oil in the bowl of a food processor. Run processor, streaming in the olive oil until it reaches a creamy consistency, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with additional chopped parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with pita chips, crackers or veggies.

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Thursday 6th of August 2020

Can you make this the day before?


Thursday 1st of October 2020

Hi Laurie! You absolutely could. It's almost better the next day!


Sunday 25th of August 2019

I'm a principal at an international school in Nigeria. A group of faculty get together on Sundays to watch Netflix, and my apartment was today. I could find all the ingredients for this in our local stores, which isn't the case most of the time! Great recipe, the garlic roasting came out perfect and serving it with some local veggies. Great recipe!


Monday 23rd of September 2019

Yay! I'm so glad the ingredients were accessible to you and you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for leaving your feedback.


Monday 1st of April 2019

This was lovely! A perfect balance of flavours and very satisfying. I was able to make it in my blender and it turned out fine, with a nice smooth texture.


Tuesday 7th of May 2019

I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback!


Wednesday 6th of June 2018

This was fantastic! I can't wait to try more of your recipes. :)

alleah olson

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

does it taste like hummas in any way????


Sunday 11th of June 2017

It has the same kind of texture as hummus does, but a different flavor since it uses the white beans instead of chickpeas.