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Roasted Garlic Dip (aka Vampire Dip)

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If you’re a garlic addict, like me, then you simply MUST make this Roasted Garlic Dip! With only a few ingredients, this amazing dip comes together in a flash and is ready to serve in minutes.

A vertical closeup photo of a bowl filled with roasted garlic dip with crackers around the outside of the bowl and inside the dip.

Hi, my name is Reneé, and I’m a garlicoholic! But I swear, I have it under control.

As long as can have garlic at least 5-6 times a week my addiction stays in check, and I’m not a danger to myself or anyone else, unless, of course, I breathe on you! LOL  

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Roasted Garlic Dip is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.

This recipe was originally shared in 2014. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.


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The ingredient list:

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Can this dip be served immediately after making?


However, I’d like to suggest that you allow the flavors to marry in the fridge for several hours for the full garlic effect.

I promise if you’re a garlic lover you will NOT be disappointed, and you won’t be able to stop after just one bite (vampire humor)!


Other ways to serve roasted garlic dip:

This dip would also make a terrific topping for baked potatoes or added into your favorite mashed potatoes!

But don’t stop there…what about a slathering a bit onto some cooked veggies right before serving?

Or spread some onto a nice loaf of Italian bread before broiling to make some of the best garlic bread you’ve ever eaten! Seriously!!

This recipe is so versatile that you’ll be thinking of 101 different ways you can use Vampire Garlic Dip that it will become an item you make on a regular basis to have on hand in your kitchen to quench all of those “gotta-have-it” garlic cravings!

Health benefits of garlic:

  • Garlic can fight off the common cold.
  • Garlic can lower blood pressure.
  • Garlic can help lower cholesterol.
  • Garlic may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more about the health benefits of garlic, visit

An overhead photo of a brown bowl filled with roasted garlic dip on a platter surrounded by crackers and garlic bulbs on the side.

How to make garlic dip:

  • Cut the top inch or so off two heads of garlic.
  • Wrap the garlic in foil and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Roast the garlic in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. Cool.
  • In a large bowl blend the softened butter, softened cream cheese, roasted garlic, thyme, hot sauce (if using), salt, and pepper until creamy.
  • Serve immediately, or chill (covered) in the refrigerator.

How long will this dip keep in the refrigerator?

Wrapped well with plastic wrap, or stored in an air-tight container, this dip will last for 7-10 days.

What is the best way to serve this roasted garlic dip?

Personally, I enjoy this dip best when it’s at room temperature.

Allow the dip to sit for at least 30 minutes from the refrigerator before serving for the best flavor and the best spreadability.

Additional garlic recipes:

*Garlic Lovers Pork Chops (pictured below)

Garlic Lovers Pork Chops have a mildly sweet and fragrant garlic flavor that doesn’t overpower or overwhelm the taste buds. Trust me when I tell you that they will be some of the best pork chops you’ll ever eat!

Garlic Lovers Pork Chop overhead Image on a platter with fresh herbs

*Roasted Garlic Dip (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical closeup image of a bowl of roasted garlic dip with crackers along with a title text overlay graphic with a whimsical garlic bulb.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s savory dip recipe.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

A bowl filled with roasted garlic dip along with some crackers and some heads of garlic on the side.

Roasted Garlic Dip (aka Vampire Dip)

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
If you're a garlic addict, then you simply MUST make this Roasted Garlic Dip! With only a few ingredients, this amazing dip comes together in a flash and is ready to serve in minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer Dip
Cuisine savory
Servings 2 cups
Calories 528 kcal


  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil divided
  • 1 stick butter softened to room temperature I use salted
  • 1 block 8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • hot sauce to taste optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the tops off 2 heads of garlic and wrap the base in a piece of aluminum foil and a little drizzle of olive oil.
  • Place the garlic packets in a preheated oven and roast for approximately 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, cream cheese, roasted garlic, thyme, black pepper, salt, and hot sauce (optional) to taste, until smooth and creamy. *Note – to easily remove the roasted garlic from the skins, gently squeeze the entire bulb until the garlic cloves squeeze out.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and serve immediately, or for more intense garlic flavor, cover and refrigerate for several hours.


This dip is best served at room temperature, so if chilling, take it out at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with crackers, assorted vegetables, pretzels, or on a spoon all by itself. Kidding. Not kidding.


Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 6gFat: 53gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 522mgFiber: 1g
Keyword cream cheese dip, easy appetizer recipe, easy dip recipe, roasted garlic dip, savory dip, savory garlic dip, vampire garlic dip
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Recipe Rating

Lisa Dee

Thursday 23rd of December 2021

It is delicious! And oh so easy to make. Making another batch for Christmas Eve.


Thursday 23rd of December 2021

You're my kind of person, Lisa! A garlic lover!! I love this dip so much also!! I'm very happy that you're enjoying this recipe and thank you for the 5-star rating. Happy Holidays! Renee

Stephanie Dorsey

Monday 12th of July 2021

I also have to have garlic in everything from vegetables to my morning eggs with feta! Soooooo good!! This dip was perfect and very easy to make thank you for sharing!!!


Monday 12th of July 2021

I'm so glad you're a garlic lover like I am, Stephanie! This is a might tasty recipe and I'm glad you think so too. Thanks, and take care! Renee


Sunday 30th of August 2020

I love garlic and that dip looks awesome!


Monday 31st of August 2020

Thanks, Lisa! I know you'll love the dip! Take good care, Renee

Angela . Yeremenko

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

I love cheese and garlic sandwiches with a tomato on top, or shredded garlic beets with a bit of mayo.


Monday 21st of April 2014

Pickled Garlic, an old Sicilian introduced me to pickled garlic 20 years ago and that has lead to a long love affair with garlic ,pickled , roasted ,or mashed into a spread on crusty bread it is the cooks best friend.