Pepper, Olive & Cheese Spread

Pepper, Olive & Cheese Spread

A bread or cracker spread that offers a sampling of cheese accented with fresh herbs and olives.

30 min.prep time 30 min.total time
2 cups
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Spread

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, rosemary and/or thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/3 cup roasted red bell pepper pasta or spaghetti sauce
1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
Chopped parsley, if desired
Fresh rosemary sprigs, if desired

Crackers

Crackers or crusty bread slices

Directions

Cut cheese slices into strips. Combine cheese strips, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, herbs and pepper in large bowl until smooth.

Spread cheese mixture into 6-inch circle on 9-inch serving plate. Cover; refrigerate until serving time.

Just before serving, spread pasta sauce over cheese mixture, leaving 1/2-inch around edge. Top with chopped olives. Garnish with parsley and rosemary, if desired.

Serve with crusty bread or crackers.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons without crackers)

Calories: 90

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 2g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #8543b©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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