Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cream Cheese Pesto Spread


Ever need a quick, easy, go-to appetizer for parties?

I've got you covered.

This recipe fits the bill.  It is SO tasty.  And it makes for a pretty presentation..........



 Cream Cheese Pesto Spread

8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/4 cup of pesto
1/4 cup of mozzarella
1 small tomato, diced
Triscuits or French bread

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking dish with foil.  Place the brick of cream cheese in the center of the foil.  Top with pesto, mozzarella, and tomato.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the mozzarella is melted (but the cream cheese is still holding its shape).  Carefully transfer the spread, keeping it in the foil, to a platter.  On the platter, surround foil with crackers or slices of French bread!  It will spread easily with a butter knife. 

*My scalloped bread was made by baking refrigerated French bread dough in a Pampered Chef bread tube

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A friend introduced me to this recipe years ago, and it has been a party staple ever since.  It can be thrown together in NO TIME!  Clean up is minimal!  

And I can promise you, there won't be any leftover.


















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15 comments:

  1. Looks delish, I love pesto!

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  2. I'm trying this....I have tons of basil.

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  3. Yum! I have everything but the tomato on hand so I shall try making this tonight!!

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    1. AHHHH! Let me know what you think!

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    2. It was SOOOOOOO good!! I pretty much have been eating it at every meal since I made it- ha ha!! ;) Seriously, thanks for posting this recipe.

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    3. YAHOOOOOOO! It warms up nicely!!!

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  4. Hello!!! You are a genius!! I am so going to make this, but I am not sure if I will be able to share!! Ha!!

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  5. I so enjoy finding something new to make and your cream cheese pesto spread sure looks and sounds great. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  6. Thank you so much for this! We always have food days at school and I never know what to bring. I think this is something I could handle.

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  7. I just stop by to let you know I love your page and I had a good time reading it. I’m glad that my friend emailed me the link to this blog. I just bookmarked this blog and I hope your next one is going to be about the same topic again I’m looking for ward to it. One thing I want to add is I like your writting style.
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  8. I had totally forgotten about this recipe! Thanks for the reminder...I made it in foil on a campfire this weekend! It did NOT last long while camping!

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    1. You can TOTALLY make it over fire or a grill! Isn't it so easy!?

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  9. This sounds SO good!!!!!!! :-)

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