Garlic Herb Dip

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Garlic Herb Dip starts with a cream cheese base then is filled with fresh herbs. Pair this super easy dip recipe with crackers, chips, or veggies to make the perfect quick snack for your next party or game day.

garlic herb dip in square bowl surrounded by chips

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Last weekend, my brother had a birthday party at his loft. He turned 25 and had people over for drinks and snacks.

At the last minute, I decided to bring something, so I threw together this Garlic Herb Dip to go with the veggie crackers I had picked up at Target earlier. It took all of 10 minutes to put together and it was gobbled up quickly.

garlic herb dip surrounded by chips on white platter


  • Cream Cheese – You’ll use a full brick (8oz) of cream cheese as the base of this dip. I like to use the original, full fat version, but I’m sure the lightened version would work as well.
  • Milk – You need a bit of milk to thin the dip. I used 2%.
  • Basil – Fresh, finely chopped basil. Bail has a slight peppery flavor that turns slightly sweet and smells amazing.
  • Parsley – Fresh, finely chopped parsley. Parsley has a mildly bitter taste that brightens other flavors.
  • Chives – Fresh, finely chopped chives. Chives are in the onion/garlic/scallions family with chives having the most delicate flavor.
  • Garlic – Finely minced garlic. I keep garlic packed in olive oil on hand in the fridge because it’s easy, but fresh will work as well.

close up of garlic herb dip in square bowl


Making Garlic Herb Dip is SO easy.

First, to a medium bowl, add the softened cream cheese and milk and use a hand mixer to beat until combined & smooth.

Next, add in your chopped herbs (saving a bit for garnishing) and mix on low until distributed.

Finally, refrigerate until ready to serve, letting the flavors really come together. When ready to serve, top with additional chopped herbs.

chips & dip on a white platter


  • Medium mixing bowl – I love this one with the grippy bottom.
  • Hand mixer – A hand mixer is important to get the dip smooth. Unless you want to give it some elbow grease with a whisk!
  • Chip & Dip serving set – I like that this serving set has two dip cups. One for garlic herb dip, one for salsa!

chips & dip topped with herbs on a white platter


I also brought some Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies because what’s a birthday party without a dessert?

collage of garlic herb dip pictures


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Garlic Herb Dip

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Garlic Herb Dip starts with a cream cheese base then is filled with fresh herbs. Pair this super easy dip recipe with crackers, chips, or veggies to make the perfect quick snack for your next party or game day.
4.64 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 37 kcal


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened to room temp
  • 3 Tablespoons milk I used 2%
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh basil finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced


  • In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese and milk and mix with an electric mixer on medium until smooth.
  • Add in the chopped herbs and garlic and mix on low until distributed.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve then top with additional herbs.


Serving: 1gCalories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 129mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1590IUVitamin C: 21.5mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 0.9mg

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Originally published June 16, 2016


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  1. Jacqui says

    5 stars
    This is DELISH! I made sandwiches (cut the crusts off) for a luncheon! Doubled the recipe the used a whole loaf of soft white bread! AWESOME!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Oooh good idea! With cucumbers would be good, too. Glad you liked it!

  2. Lynn says

    I do not have cream cheese and milk, I was going to substitute a combo of mayo and Greek yogurt. Do you think this would work?

    • Melissa Williams says

      It will be a dip…but it will be entirely different. I’m not a fan of mayo so it doesn’t even sound good to me, but let me know if you try!

  3. carol says

    the recipe for the Garlic Herb dip doesn’t show all of the ingredients measurements because of an ad . the amount of onion and scallons are not shown.

    • Melissa Williams says

      That’s strange, I don’t have any ads in the way, but there are no onions or scallions in this recipe 🙂

  4. Shirley says

    Since it’s winter I don’t have any of the ingredients fresh can I used dry herbs if I make a day before planning to serve?

    This sounds wonderful.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Shirley, yes you can use dried but since dried are usually stronger flavorwise, I would scale them back a bit.

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  6. marife says

    nice n i love it…5 ratings

  7. Lorraine says

    I made the Garlic Herb Dip for New Year’s Eve. I used dried herbs (less amount) and added a few hot pepper flakes for heat. If was delicious.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Happy to hear that – Happy New Year! 🙂

  8. Dianne says

    5 stars
    very easy and delicious

  9. Suzy Neuman says

    5 stars
    Delicious dip and for crackers

  10. Annie says

    What are the amount of the ingredients????

    • Melissa Williams says

      You scrolled past the recipe card to leave this comment 🙂 It’s just above (or there’s a “jump to recipe” button right at the top of the page).

  11. BRUCE LITMAN says

    thankx u so much the repice

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