Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Spread Recipe

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Spread
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  1. Chop the garlic in a food processor. Mix in basil, lemon juice, pine nuts and olive oil. Process until well blended. Mix in 1/3 cup cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Blend using pulse setting until almost smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.
  2. Coarsely chop sun-dried tomatoes in the food processor. Mix in tomato paste and 1/3 cup cream cheese. Blend until smooth.
  3. Place 2 cups cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until fluffy. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lightly grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Line dish with plastic wrap so that the wrap extends over sides of the dish.
  5. Evenly spread 3/4 cup cream cheese and butter mixture in the prepared dish. Layer alternately with 1/2 the sun-dried tomato mixture, 1/2 cup cream cheese and butter mixture and 1/2 the pesto mixture. Repeat layering, topping with remaining cream cheese and butter mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  6. Carefully invert dish onto a platter and remove plastic to serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 602.74 Kcal (2524 kJ)
Calories from fat 528.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 58.71g 90%
Cholesterol 152.77mg 51%
Sodium 374.65mg 16%
Potassium 660.89mg 14%
Total Carbs 13.17g 4%
Sugars 8.3g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2.06g 8%
Protein 9.77g 20%
Vitamin C 8.5mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 160.9mg 16%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 387.3 Kcal (1622 kJ)
Calories from fat 339.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.72g 90%
Cholesterol 98.17mg 51%
Sodium 240.74mg 16%
Potassium 424.66mg 14%
Total Carbs 8.46g 4%
Sugars 5.34g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1.32g 8%
Protein 6.28g 20%
Vitamin C 5.5mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 1.2mg 10%
Calcium 103.4mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.5
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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