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Swiss Cheese Spinach Spread

Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 3 cup

Prep Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 - package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 - ounces (1 cup) Swiss Cheese, shredded
  • 4 - cups loosely packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 - teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 - teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 - Tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 - cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 1/2 - ounces (1/2 cup) cooked ham, finely chopped
  • Crackers, crusty French bread or breadsticks

Directions:

  1. In food processor bowl fitted with metal blade, place cream cheese and Swiss cheese. Cover and process for 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In clean processor bowl fitted with metal blade, place spinach, garlic, salt and red pepper. Cover and with processor running, slowly add oil until well mixed.
  3. Stir in pecans by hand. Set aside.
  4. Line 1-quart bowl with plastic food wrap, extending wrap 3 to 4 inches over edge. Spread half cheese mixture in bottom of bowl.
  5. Top with half of ham, the spinach mixture, remaining ham and remaining cheese mixture.
  6. Fold plastic food wrap over top to cover. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight or until firm.
  7. At serving time, remove plastic food wrap from top of spread.
  8. Invert molded spread onto serving plate. Remove remaining plastic food wrap.
  9. Serve spread with crackers, crusty French bread or breadsticks.

Alan's Kitchen Tip: Spray rubber scraper with no stick cooking spray to make it easier to spread cheese mixture.

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