Warm Italiano Spread

Warm Italiano Spread


"This appetizer is a showstopper - it's hard to believe it tastes even better than it looks!"


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  1. Heat barbecue to medium heat.
  2. Place cream cheese spread on 8-inch square sheet of heavy-duty foil; top with pesto, tomatoes and shredded cheese. Place on barbecue grate.
  3. Grill 8 to 10 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and cream cheese is softened, but still holding its shape.
  4. Serve with crackers.


  • How to Prepare in Your Oven: Prepare this recipe year-round by baking in a 375 degrees F-oven 12 to 14 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and cream cheese spread is softened, but still holding its shape.
  • Substitute: No heavy-duty foil on hand? Just use a double-layer of regular foil instead.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: 170 calories, 10g total fat, 4.0 g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fibre, 1g sugars, 5g protein, 6%DV vitamin A, 2%DV vitamin C, 6%DV calcium, 8%DV iron.
  • Recipe nutrition information prepared by Food to Facts for KRAFT Canada Inc.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This is one of my new favorite appetizers! I had a small crock (about 6" by 4") that I put the cream cheese in and spread it to the edges. I didn't bake it - just put it in the microwave. It ...

Very, very good. We used a little more pesto and baked it in the oven. The only drawback is once the pesto on top is eaten, you are left with a good bit of cream cheese. I think I will slice ...

This is excellent as spread on pita bread or cooked and cooled crescent roll dough as a base for a cold summer pizza, too. All you do is just combine the softened cream cheese and pesto and spre...