Basil Parmesan Spread (Red, White, and Green Christmas Appetizer) Recipe

Basil Parmesan Spread (Red, White, and Green Christmas Appetizer) Recipe

How To Make Basil Parmesan Spread (Red, White, and Green Christmas Appetizer)

A feast for the eyes & a treat for the tastebuds, this basil parmesan spread is a festive spread that’s great with crackers & bread for your holiday spread.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 30 minutes



  • 1cupfresh spinach,coarsely chopped
  • 1cupfresh basil leaves,(loosely packed)
  • 1tspgarlic,chopped
  • 1cupparmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 8ozcream cheese
  • 4ozmontrachet goat cheese,at room temperature
  • ¼cupwalnuts,finely chopped
  • ¼cupsun dried tomatoes in oil,drained and thinly sliced


  1. Line a 3-cup bowl with plastic wrap, leaving a 4-inch overhang.

  2. Combine spinach, basil, and garlic in a food processor and chop finely. Add Parmesan cheese and process until almost smooth.

  3. Keep processor running while pouring in oil; process until a smooth paste forms. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Mix cream cheese and goat cheese together in a bowl.

  5. Spread a third of the cheese mixture in the bottom of the prepared bowl. Spread half of the spinach mixture on top. Top with half of the walnuts.

  6. Add half of the sun-dried tomatoes. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture, spinach mixture, walnuts, and tomatoes, ending with cheese mixture. Fold plastic overhang on top and gently push down to compress layers.

  7. Refrigerate for 8 hours, or up to 3 days.

  8. Unfold plastic top and invert bowl onto a serving plate. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.


  • Calories: 277.72kcal
  • Fat: 24.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.05g
  • Fiber: 0.41g
  • Sugar: 1.09g
  • Protein: 11.39g
  • Cholesterol: 50.34mg
  • Sodium: 436.78mg
  • Calcium: 280.22mg
  • Potassium: 148.63mg
  • Iron: 0.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 210.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.20mg
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