Swiss Cheese Spinach Spread

Swiss Cheese Spinach Spread

This easy layered spread is attractive to present and your guests will love it.

30 min. prep time
3 cups
151 Rating


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces (1 cup) LAND O LAKES® Swiss Cheese, shredded
4 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) cooked ham, finely chopped
Crackers, crusty French bread or breadsticks


Place cream cheese and Swiss cheese in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process until smooth (30 to 60 seconds). Set aside.

Place spinach, garlic, salt and red pepper in clean processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; with processor running, slowly add oil until well mixed. Stir in pecans by hand. Set aside.

Line 1-quart bowl with plastic food wrap, extending wrap 3 to 4 inches over edge. Spread half cheese mixture in bottom of bowl; top with half of ham, the spinach mixture, remaining ham and remaining cheese mixture. Fold plastic food wrap over top to cover. Refrigerate until firm (4 hours or overnight).

At serving time, remove plastic food wrap from top of spread. Invert molded spread onto serving plate. Remove remaining plastic food wrap. Serve spread with crackers, crusty French bread or breadsticks.

TIP: Spray rubber scraper with no stick cooking spray to make it easier to spread cheese mixture.

Nutrition Facts (1 tablespoon spread only)

Calories: 35

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #9319©1996Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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Delicious! Easy to make and very pretty.

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