Pesto Cheese Spread Logs

Looking for a homemade dip? Then check out these logs made with cheese and pesto – perfect for gift giving.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup purchased pesto sauce
2
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4
oz. (2/3 cup) crumbled feta cheese
1
(2-oz.) jar diced pimiento, well drained on paper towel
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
2/3
cup pine nuts

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine pesto, cream cheese and feta cheese; process until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Carefully stir in pimiento. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • 2 Divide mixture in half. On waxed paper, form into two 6x1 1/2-inch logs; roll in parsley and pine nuts. Wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.
  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine pesto, cream cheese and feta cheese; process until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Carefully stir in pimiento. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  • 2 Divide mixture in half. On waxed paper, form into two 6x1 1/2-inch logs; roll in parsley and pine nuts. Wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This recipe makes two logs. Save one for yourself. Give the other wrapped on a decorative wooden cutting board. Include a box of tasty crackers.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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