Pinecone Spinach-Cheese Spread

134  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 2 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 18 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.


Pinecone Spinach-Cheese Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Process  spinach, oil and garlic in food processor until blended. Add next 3 ingredients; mix well.
  • Shape  into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper.
  • Insert  nuts in rows into cream cheese mixture to resemble pinecone as shown in photo.
  • Refrigerate  2 hours. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don't overdo it on calories.

For a Festive TouchIn addition to the RITZ Crackers, serve cheese spread with an assortment of your favorite NABISCO crackers, such as TRISCUIT Crackers or WHEAT THINS Original Snacks.

Special ExtraMix 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce into cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 18 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 190 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 300 mg
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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