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Layered Artichoke Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

3 cups

“My sister-in-law brought this to a family party, and it went fast. It feeds a lot, plus it’s so colorful and pretty.” And it takes just 15 minutes to prep! —Gina Artrip, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Layered Artichoke Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. Pat artichokes and peppers dry; set aside. Line a 3-cup bowl with plastic wrap. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and dressing mix until smooth. In another bowl, combine the artichokes, peppers and parsley.
  2. Spread a third of the cream cheese mixture into prepared bowl; top with half of the artichoke mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Unmold onto a serving plate. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 63 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.

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