Three-Cheese Spread

Chèvre cheese adds dimension to Parmesan and cream cheese in this easy party spread that's perfectly suited to crackers or bread.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese
1
package (6 oz) chèvre (goat) cheese
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
1/3
cup chopped fresh basil
1/4
cup diced red bell pepper
Sourdough cocktail bread slices or crackers

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In food processor, process all cheeses until well blended. Add basil and bell pepper; process with quick on-and-off motions until finely chopped and well blended. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Spoon cheese mixture into 3 (1-cup) ramekins or 1 (3-cup) bowl. Serve with bread slices.
  • 1 In food processor, process all cheeses until well blended. Add basil and bell pepper; process with quick on-and-off motions until finely chopped and well blended. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Spoon cheese mixture into 3 (1-cup) ramekins or 1 (3-cup) bowl. Serve with bread slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can use 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves instead of the fresh basil.

Add a flavor kick to one of the three cheese bowls by stirring in red pepper sauce, a drop or two at a time to taste. Label the bowl as "spicy" so as not to surprise guests.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.