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Layered Basil-Roasted Red Pepper Spread

The party dazzler. That's you, when you arrive on the scene with roasted red peppers and olives layered with a creamy herb spread.

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers, divided
  • 5 pitted black olives, chopped
  • 1 tub (12 oz.) cream cheese spread
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds, toasted
  • RITZ Crackers

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Recipe Tips


Cut star shape from 1 pepper using 1/2-inch cookie cutter or sharp knife; reserve for later use. Chop pepper trimmings and remaining peppers; combine with olives.


Use pulsing action of blender to blend cream cheese spread, basil and garlic until smooth. Wash cream cheese tub; line with plastic wrap, with ends of wrap extending over side.


Spoon 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture into prepared tub; top with olive mixture and remaining cream cheese mixture. Press firmly into cup with back of spoon.


Refrigerate 1 hour.


Unmold cheese spread onto plate; discard plastic wrap. Top cheese spread with nuts and reserved pepper star as shown in photo.


Serve with the crackers.

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