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Artichoke Pesto & Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Artichoke Pesto & Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Looking for a new appetizer idea? This Italian inspired mix of artichokes, Parmesan and roasted red peppers is amazing when baked on top of Neufchatel cheese.

Prep time15 min
Total time25min
ServingsMakes about 2 cups spread or 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers each.
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • ½ can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-fat Italian dressing
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
  • TRISCUIT Crackers
  • Heat oven to 350°F. 
  • Place brick of Neufchatel cheese in center of shallow baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Use pulsing action of food processor to process artichokes, dressing, garlic and 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese just until blended.  (No need to process until smooth.) Stir in roasted peppers and parsley. Spoon over Neufchatel.
  • Bake 10 min. or until Neufchatel is softened and toppings are heated through. 
  • Top with pine nuts and remaining Parmesan. Serve with crackers.
Recipe Tips
  • Make it Easy
    For a change of pace, omit the oven baking step.  This flavorful spread tastes just as delicious. 
  • Special Extra
    Add 1/4 cup quartered red and yellow grape tomatoes, 1 chopped seeded plum tomato or 2 Tbsp. finely chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes to the artichoke mixture before spooning over the Neufchatel cheese and baking as directed.
  • Substitute
    Prepare in 9-inch pie plate.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 8g 
   Saturated fat 2.5g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 10mg 
Sodium 300mg 
Carbohydrate 22g 
   Dietary fiber 4g 
   Total sugars <1g 
   Added sugars 0g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A4 %DV
Vitamin C4 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV
Calcium4 %DV
Iron8 %DV
Potassium4 %DV

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