Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip

I’ve always been a sports fan. My dad and brother taught me at a young age to love sports. I played basketball in Jr. High, but chose to be a cheerleader in high school-no laughs please. I had fun cheering and I got the best seats for free. Sometimes I got in trouble for yelling at the refs instead of the cheers, but it was all in good fun:)

I am excited for the Super Bowl on Sunday. My team (the Bears) were out of the running from the beginning, but oh well, I will still have fun watching the game. We are having some friends over which means extra mouths to feed. Yahoo! I haven’t finalized the menu yet, but I am getting closer. I guess I better hurry and decide, huh?

I think this roasted red pepper and white bean dip will make an appearance. It is easy, tasty, and healthy. I know Super Bowl parties are meant for indulging, but I always like to have healthy options available. I made this dip in the food processor and it took about five minutes. This is a no fuss dip!

The white beans make the dip nice and creamy. The roasted red peppers, lemon, rosemary, and red pepper flakes add tons of flavor. I serve the dip with pita chips, vegetables, or baguette slices. It is also good as a spread on a veggie sandwich.

If you want to offer a healthy snack on Sunday, try my roasted red pepper dip. Your guests will devour it, whether they are trying to eat healthy or not.

Here are a few other tasty snacks to serve:

Black Bean Salsa-this salsa is hearty and healthy. Serve with baked chips.
Cilantro Lime Hummus-I love cilantro and lime together, this hummus is great with pita chips or baked tortilla chips.
Guacamole Dip-homemade guacamole is a must for game day!
Josh’s Mango Salsa-Josh is known for his mango salsa-it is the best!
Baked Potato and Sweet Potato Chips-make your own baked chips. The sweet potato chips are my favorite!

Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking made an amazing spinach dip with pita. Make sure you add this to your party list too. I know I am going to make it!

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip


  • 1-2 garlic cloves I used 2
  • 2 14 oz. can white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jar of roasted red peppers drained (I used a medium sized jar)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 T chopped fresh rosemary basil would be good too
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, chop up the garlic. Add the beans and roasted red peppers until smooth. Add the lemon juice and fresh rosemary. Puree. Remove the dip from the food processor. Put in a bowl. Add the red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Stir well. If necessary, add more seasonings. Serve with pita chips, bread, or use as a spread on sandwiches. Keep in refrigerator for one week.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Roasted red peppers are one of my favourite ingredients, a tasty anchor for a dip. The white beans are a healthy addition as well.

  2. What a great and easy dip! I love that its bean based too (hooray for extra protein!). I’m still finalizing my menu as well! We’re only have a few people over so I’m trying to avoid making TOO much food (which I’m often guilty of). Did you end up trying step? How did it go?

  3. Gorgeous dip! I love making white bean dips as well because you feel so much more virtuous than when they’re laden with mayo and sour cream. Have fun watching the game this weekend!

  4. Great dip idea. Yes, very healthy too! I use hummus daily to eat with my lean proteins and veggies, now I have another alternative with this dip. Wish u guys were closer, I would love to hang with you, but I would probably talk your ear off during the game! Love your cheerleader story. I was one too, didn’t last long though.

  5. Maria, This sounds wonderful- and healthy as well! I will be using this on Sunday!! My family will gobble this up. Thank you for this post!

  6. Not a football fan but that wouldn’t stop me eating this. Looks delicious! That colour is brilliant. And it even sounds like I could eat it whilst doing 10 in 10. What more could I want? Have got jar of red peppers downstairs….

  7. I love roasted red peppers and can only imagine how delicious that dip is. What a bonus that it’s healthy too!!!

  8. Yay! Great idea for the jar of roasted red peppers I have in the fridge. I had been wondering what to do with them ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. you know I eat a ton of red peppers w/ my hummus sammie. I need to make them into a dip, right? I mean everyone else has, not me.

  10. I love the idea of combining white beans and red pepper, i usually see the two as separate dips. While i’m no sports fan this dip would be great for a party… maybe i should throw a party =)

  11. I love this–and it’s got two of my all time faves, too–roasted peppers and white beans. totally making this for Sunday, thank you for sharing!

  12. Looks delicious, Maria! A perfect, easy dip for Superbowl Sunday. I’m the same as you – I love my sports and am quite happy to watch a football game or two on a Sunday afternoon.

  13. This looks gorgeous. The color is beautiful!!!

    I have another dip I want to try too – one with spinach, white beans and balsamic. Creamy yet healthy like this one!

  14. I love both a good roasted red pepper dip and a white bean dip but I have never had them together so this sounds like the perfect snack for me. Have fun watching the game!

  15. oh goodness, this post may require you to pull an old cheerleading photo from your dad! c’mon papa! come through for us!

    the dip looks great too.

  16. To be honest, I never watch the superbowl, but we I just go to the parties for the food! This looks like it would be a great addition.

  17. I always have such a hard time deciding what to make for guests. I usually want to make everything (and nothing) simultaneously.

    This dip looks great! I am not a superbowl fan at ALL but I would sit through it if it meant I could have a bowl of this all to myself.

  18. this is a quality appetizer, maria–pretty, healthy, and delicious.
    a fan of da bears, eh? good for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. So as a homeschooling mom of 4, I shouldn’t be running off to the store–in the middle of the day–to buy ingredients for one dish. But I did! And it’s absolutely delicious! I love dips and I now I can eat it to my heart’s content. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  20. okay this looks good. I love super bowl food!

    …and i have all these ingredients (minus the herbs) but heck, maybe I’ll head to sunflower farmers market tomorrow!

  21. I don’t need a sport event as an excuse to eat a good dip! I love them and have been introducing them to my children so that they get exposed to something else than salsa. Guacamole is their favorite so far… Thanks for the recipe! Enjoy the game!

  22. Love this dip. Used it instead of pizza sauce on little tortilla pizzas with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, and procciuto.