Herbed Holiday Spread

Fashion a delightful Christmas star on top of cheese spread with two types of tasty pesto. It goes from start to finish in 25 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 20

Ingredients

2
containers (6.5 ounces each) garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese
3/4
cup basil pesto
1/2
cup sun-dried tomato pesto or spread
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2
cup marinated piquanté peppers from deli
80
assorted holiday crackers

  • 1 Spread garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese on flat plate, 9 to 10 inches in diameter, to within 1/2 inch of edge.
  • 2 Carefully spoon and slightly spread basil pesto into 3 separate star points; carefully spoon and slightly spread sun-dried tomato pesto into 2 separate star points, ending at edge of plate and leaving about a 3-inch circle uncovered in center. Sprinkle pesto star with parsley. Place peppers in center. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Use toothpicks to mark points of star; spoon pestos into 5 separate star points.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
135),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.