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Layered Pesto Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2-1/2 cups

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Guests won't be able to pass up this unique spread. In fact, the pesto and cheese combination will have them coming back for more! —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
Layered Pesto Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • Assorted crackers or baked pita chips


  1. Line a 3-cup bowl with plastic wrap; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. In another bowl, combine pesto and Parmesan cheese. Layer half of the cream cheese mixture, pesto mixture and sun-dried tomatoes in prepared bowl. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Unmold onto a serving plate. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 116 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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