Quick-Layered Pesto Spread Recipe

Pick your favorite cracker of bread and slather this spread on thick. It’s pretty simple to make and you can store the rest until for use.

Quick-Layered Pesto Spread Recipe

How To Make Quick-Layered Pesto Spread

We've combined plain cream cheese and basil pesto sauce to make this fresh and homemade pesto spread for all your favorite slices of bread and crackers.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 8 oz plain cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz basil pesto sauce in oil, or homemade if you're feeling ambitious
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (plum tomatoes are best for this)


  1. Spread softened cream cheese over entire bottom of a shallow serving platter or pie plate.
  2. Evenly spread pesto sauce over the cream cheese.
  3. Sprinkle garlic over pesto and top with the chopped tomato.
  4. Place a spreader or small spoon in the dish for topping on toasted French bread, crackers, toasted bagels, pita chips or packaged cocktail rye bread.


  • Sugar: 5g
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  • Calcium: 156mg
  • Calories: 427kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 224mg
  • Protein: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 715mg
  • Vitamin A: 2417IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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