Warm Tuscan Dip

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman


Net Carbs







This recipe originated from the Warm Spinach and Prosciutto Dip featured in my Edible Heirlooms cookbook.

It’s a family favourite for a good reason, but this warm, cheesy bowl of yummy is going to give it a run for its money.

Combining the traditional flavour combinations of sun-dried tomato, basil and garlic, this dip is bumped to the next level with crispy morsels of pan-fried speck *drool*

If you can’t get hold of speck just use a good smoked bacon instead.

This recipe makes about 3 cups worth, so two big bowls.

I can’t tell you if it can be frozen, it never lasts that long in our house, but it keeps uncooked in the fridge for about five days.

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  • 250 grams of cream cheese

  • 1/2 cup of whole egg mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 200 grams of speck or smoked bacon

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1/2 medium medium red onion

  • 100 grams of semi-dried tomatoes

  • 60 grams of fresh baby spinach

  • 70 grams of grated parmesan

  • 1/4 cup of shredded basil


  • Drizzle the olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the speck, garlic and red onion until nicely browned.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the spinach and cook gently until the spinach is wilted.
  • In a stand mixer, add the cream cheese, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Beat until smooth and creamy, then add parmesan, wilted spinach and the contents of the pan.
  • Beat until completely combined then spoon into ramekins.
  • Bake at 180° C for 20 minutes until browned on top.
  • Perfect served with my Crack Crackers or my delicious Flaxseed Crackers…or eaten with a spoon, I won’t judge.

Nutrition Facts

20 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories149
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12.7g 20%
    • Total Carbohydrate 3.3g 2%
      • Protein 12.7g 26%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.