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Swiss Cheese Spinach Spread

Swiss Cheese Spinach Spread

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

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30 min
Prep Time
04 hrs 30 min
Total Time


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Land O Lakes® Swiss Cheese

4 cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    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 4 hours or overnight until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

Nutrition (1 tablespoon spread only)

35 Calories
3 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
60 Sodium (mg)
1 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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