Layered Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Spread

47  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 1 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Layered Sun-Dried Tomato and Artichoke Spread Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, well chilled
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil, well drained
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped drained canned artichoke hearts
  • 2 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped smoked almonds
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  •  RITZ Crackers


  • Cut  cream cheese horizontally into 3 slices. (See Tip.) Place 1 slice on large sheet of plastic wrap; top with tomatoes and second cream cheese slice.
  • Combine  artichokes and pesto; spoon over second cream cheese layer.
  • Top  with remaining cream cheese slice, nuts and parsley; press nuts and parsley lightly into cream cheese to secure. Wrap with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour.
  • Serve  with the crackers.

Recipe Tips

How to Cut Cream Cheese with Dental FlossWrap 18-inch piece of dental floss around bottom third of cream cheese brick, overlapping ends. Pull ends steadily to cut the cream cheese into lengthwise slice as directed. Repeat to make 2 additional slices.

SubstituteServe with WHEAT THINS Snacks or TRISCUIT Crackers instead of the RITZ Crackers. Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 16 WHEAT THINS Snacks or 6 TRISCUIT Crackers each.

NoteThis impressive, though easy-to-make, spread can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving. For easier spreading and best flavor, remove from refrigerator about 30 min. before serving.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 170 
    • Total fat 13 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 250 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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