Layered Basil-Roasted Red Pepper Spread

The party dazzler. That's you, when you arrive on the scene with roasted red peppers and olives layered with a creamy herb spread.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • ¼ cup roasted red pepper s, divided
  • 5 pitted black olives, chopped
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) cream cheese spread
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Cracker s

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Recipe Tips

1

Cut star shape from 1 pepper using 1/2-inch cookie cutter or sharp knife; reserve for later use. Chop pepper trimmings and remaining peppers; combine with olives.

2

Use pulsing action of blender to blend cream cheese spread, basil and garlic until smooth. Wash cream cheese tub; line with plastic wrap, with ends of wrap extending over side.

3

Spoon 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture into prepared tub; top with olive mixture and remaining cream cheese mixture. Press firmly into cup with back of spoon.

4

Refrigerate 1 hour.

5

Unmold cheese spread onto plate; discard plastic wrap. Top cheese spread with nuts and reserved pepper star as shown in photo.

6

Serve with the crackers.