Warm Italiano Spread

45  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 20 min total
  • Makes 1-1/2 cups spread or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread and 4 crackers (18 g) each.


Warm Italiano Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (250 g) brick light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  •  Triscuit Original Crackers

Instructions

  • Heat  barbecue to medium heat.
  • Place  cream cheese spread on 8-inch square sheet of heavy-duty foil; top with pesto, tomatoes and shredded cheese. Place on barbecue grate.
  • Grill  8 to 10 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and cream cheese is softened, but still holding its shape.
  • Serve  with crackers.

Recipe Tips

How to Prepare in Your OvenPrepare this recipe year-round by baking in a 375ºF-oven 12 to 14 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and cream cheese spread is softened, but still holding its shape.

SubstituteNo heavy-duty foil on hand? Just use a double-layer of regular foil instead.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 1-1/2 cups spread or 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread and 4 crackers (18 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 170 
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 300 mg
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Dietary fibre 2 g
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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