Artichoke Cheese Mold

Artichoke and olives add a twist of flavor to this cheese dip.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 32

Ingredients

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
    Calories
    45
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    75mg
    75%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    1g
    1%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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