Warm Italiano Spread

132  Ratings
  • 5 min prep
  • 15 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each.

Flavorful pesto, fresh plum tomatoes and warm, melty cheese. This super-easy dip is exactly what your guests are looking to dig into.

Warm Italiano Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Italian cheese blend
  •  TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Crackers

Instructions

  • Heat  grill to medium heat.
  • Place  unwrapped Neufchatel cheese on 8-inch square sheet of heavy-duty foil; top with next 3 ingredients.
  • Place  foil on grill; cover with lid. Grill 8 to 10 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and Neufchatel is softened, but still holding its shape.
  • Transfer  foil to platter. Serve spread with crackers.

Recipe Tips

How to Prepare in Your OvenPrepare this recipe year-round, by baking in a 375ºF oven for 12 to 14 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and Neufchatel is softened, but still holding its shape.

SubstituteNo heavy-duty foil on hand? Just use a double-layer of regular foil instead.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 200 
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 300 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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