Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

I got this recipe out of "The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" and have been making it for years. It is easy to double and has always been a big hit at parties.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree the tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, red pepper sauce, salt and pepper in a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  2. Add the scallions and pulse twice.
  3. Serve at room temperature.
  4. If making in advance, store in the refrigerator and take out the morning of to let the cream cheese soften.
Most Helpful

This went over well at an office party!

Jeffsmom September 08, 2003

Very good. I used 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 3 scallions. I would use a little less salt the next time as the tomatoes are salty. Made it the day before and put it in the refrigerator overnight. The flavors blended more. Definitely needs to sit out before serving to become creamier.

BonnieAnn November 15, 2015

great flavors! very easy to do! i used sdt's in oil & herbs, and a lo fat cream cheese. The mayo I would cut down next time, it gave a nice creaminess, but I think less could of been used, maybe a 1/4 cup. great consistency and flavor to dip just about anything into. I added 2 pinches of dehydrated onion flakes which adds a slight crunch when eaten immediately, and a nice onion subtle edge when chilled for a few hours.

allison_marie December 20, 2009