Colorful vegetables, aromatic herbs, and outstanding cheeses make up the green, white, and red layers of this make-ahead party spread. Serve on crisp, toasted slices of Italian bread.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line one 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-1/2-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving enough excess hang over the sides to cover finished spread. To help keep the wrap in place while spreading, tape down the sides.

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  • In a food processor, combine goat cheese and cream cheese. Cover and process until smooth; divide mixture into three equal portions (a generous 1/2 cup each).

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  • To one portion of cheese mixture stir in the pesto; spread in bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle snipped basil on top. Spoon another portion of cheese mixture over basil and spread carefully. Top with the 1/2 cup chopped roasted red sweet pepper. Stir tomato paste and dried tomatoes into remaining portion of cheese mixture. Spoon into pan and spread carefully.

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  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

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  • To serve, fold back plastic wrap and invert onto a small serving platter. Remove and discard plastic wrap. Serve spread with bread slices, crackers and/or pears. If desired, garnish with red pepper strips and small basil leaves. Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; 11 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 144 mg sodium. 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 5 g protein;

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