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Artichoke Cheese Mold

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 2 hr 10 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 32 servings
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Artichoke and olives add a twist of flavor to this cheese dip.

1
(8-oz.) container soft cream cheese with herbs and garlic
1/2
cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1
(6 1/2-oz.) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
1/4
teaspoon salt
Lettuce leaves, if desired
Toasted pine nuts, if desired
Fresh herb sprigs, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Line 2-cup mold or small bowl with plastic wrap or cheesecloth. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, olives and salt; mix well. Spoon mixture into plastic wrap-lined mold. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Remove cheese spread from mold; place on serving plate or in basket lined with lettuce. Garnish with pine nuts and herb sprigs. To give as gift, remove cheese from mold, wrap in decorative cellophane and tie with bow. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This Mediterranean-flavored cheese spread makes a great gift to take along to a party. Add it to a basket filled with crackers and a small holiday canapé spreader. remind the recipient that the cheese needs to be refrigerated until serving time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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