Basil Parmesan Spread

Serve this yummy, zingy dip with crackers or bread at your next party. An exciting basil, Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomato paste mixture is spread inside creamy cheese layers. It’s best when chilled overnight before serving.

Original recipe makes 10 servings


1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (4 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste

  • PREP

    20 mins


    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a food processor, blend the spinach, basil and garlic. Gradually mix in the olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Process until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Blend cream cheese and feta cheese in a medium bowl.
  3. Line a separate medium bowl with plastic wrap. Spread 1/2 the cream cheese mixture in the bowl. Top with sun-dried tomato paste and the spinach mixture. Cover with remaining cream cheese mixture. Pat together, cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving. Flip out of the plastic lined bowl onto a medium serving dish to serve.


Calories: 260 kcal
Carbohydrates: 3.2 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Fat: 23.1 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 10.1 g
Sodium: 628 mg