"Pine Cone" Pesto-Cheese Topper

3  Ratings
  • 5 min prep
  • 5 min total
  • Makes 4 servings, 4 topped crackers each.


"Pine Cone" Pesto-Cheese Topper Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp. basil pesto
  • 16 RITZ Crackers
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sliced almonds, broken in half
  • 16 small fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  • Mix  Neufchatel cheese and pesto until blended; spoon into resealable plastic bag.
  • Cut  small piece off one bottom corner of bag; use to pipe Neufchatel mixture into oval shape on top of each cracker.
  • Press  nut pieces into Neufchatel mixture to resemble pine cones.
  • Add  basil sprigs.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseManage portions by using a smaller plate for your snacks.

SubstituteSubstitute fresh parsley sprigs for the basil.

SubstitutePrepare using toasted slivered almonds.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings, 4 topped crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 180 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 220 mg
    • Carbohydrate 10 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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