Basil, oregano, and chives brighten up this rich and creamy Parmesan and ricotta cheese spread. Start your next dinner party with this easy, cheesy appetizer. Just add slices of baguette and veggies for dipping!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl beat ricotta on medium 2 minutes. Add Parmesan. Beat until combined. Stir in next five ingredients (through pepper). (If the spread seems a little dry, stir in olive oil.) Cover and chill 1 hour or up to 12 hours.

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place bread slices on a large baking sheet. Bake about 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Turn slices over. Bake about 3 minutes more or until lightly toasted; let cool. Serve spread with cooled toast slices and/or vegetable dippers.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 17 mg cholesterol; 342 mg sodium. 46 mg potassium; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 7 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 317 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 7 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 128 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
This spread is horrible. The taste and texture of the herbs in the cheese is overwhelming. I didn't snip as the recipe stated, I chopped finely and the cheese tasted like I was eating a bush of basil, chives, and oregano. The spread has no flavor other than herbs. I added 4 more ounces of ricotta that I had on hand, garlic, and lemon juice, a ton of salt and pepper to try to give this some taste other than the overpowering herbs. There was nothing to save this spread. It was left largely uneaten by my guests. Save your money, pass on this spread.