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A rich, savory cheese spread featuring the tastes of Italy, warm and comforting!
==Description==
 
I was talking with my 9 years old daughter about ingredients for panini sandwiches and she said, "Let's use pineapple." We had just got a pineapple corer and were enjoying fresh pineapple at the time.
 
   
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==Ingredients==
[[Image:image.jpg|right|Baked Layered Italian Spread]]
 
 
* 8 ounces [[cream cheese]], softened
 
* ¼ cup grated [[Parmesan cheese]]
 
* 2 tablespoons grated [[asiago]] cheese
 
* cup [[pesto]] sauce
 
* ½ teaspoon minced roasted [[garlic]]
 
* ½ cup finely shredded [[mozzarella]] cheese
 
* ¼ cup minced roasted [[red bell pepper|red peppers]] (from the jar is fine)
 
* 2 tablespoons chopped [[Parma ham]] '''or''' [[prosciutto]] (omit if making vegetarian style)
 
* ¼ cup cooked [[navy bean|small white beans]]
 
* cup chopped [[black olive]]s '''or''' [[green olive]]s (your choice)
 
* cup chopped marinated [[artichoke hearts]]
 
* 1 tablespoon minced [[red onion]]s
 
* 1 tablespoon freshly minced [[parsley]]
   
===Ingredients===
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==Directions==
 
# Preheat oven to 350 °F.
* 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
 
 
# In a bowl, [[cream]] together the [[cream cheese]], Parmesan, and asagio; spread into the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish.
* 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
 
 
# Mix together the pesto and roasted [[garlic]]; spread in a layer over the cheeses on the dish.
* 2 tablespoons grated asiago cheese
 
 
# Spread the shredded [[mozzarella]] over the pesto layer, then sprinkle with the roasted red pepper.
* 1/3 cup pesto sauce
 
 
# Mix together the Parma [[ham]] or prosciutto and the cooked [[cannellini bean|white beans]]; set aside.
* 1/2 teaspoon minced roasted garlic
 
 
# To arrange the last layer, mentally divide the contents of the dish into three equal"pie slice" shaped sections, then:
* 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
 
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## Over one section, arrange the black or [[green olive]]s,
* 1/4 cup minced roasted red peppers (from the jar is fine)
 
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## Over another section, arrange the [[artichoke]] hearts,
* 2 tablespoons chopped parma ham or prosciutto (omit if making vegetarian style)
 
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## And over another layer the Parma and bean mixture.
* 1/4 cup cooked small white beans
 
 
# Sprinkle the entire dish with the [[onion]] and [[parsley]], and bake in a 350 °F oven for 20 minutes and it's bubbly.
* 1/3 cup chopped black olives or green olives (your choice)
 
 
# Remove from oven and serve hot with dippers such as [[endive]] leaves or thin slices of toasted [[Italian bread]].
* 1/3 cup chopped marinated artichoke hearts
 
 
# Note: you can leave out the Parma [[ham]] if you want it to be vegetarian; also, this can be made up ahead of time and reheated, if necessary.
* 1 tablespoon minced red onions
 
* 1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley
 
   
 
[[Category:Italian Snacks]]
===Directions===
 
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[[Category:Navy bean Recipes]]
 
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[[Category:Parmesan cheese Recipes]]
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
 
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[[Category:Italian bread Recipes]]
* In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, Parmesan, and Asagio; spread into the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish.
 
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[[Category:Cream cheese Recipes]]
* Mix together the pesto and roasted garlic; spread in a layer over the cheeses on the dish.
 
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[[Category:Green olive Recipes]]
* Spread the shredded mozzarella over the pesto layer, then sprinkle with the roasted red pepper.
 
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[[Category:Black olive Recipes]]
* Mix together the Parma ham or prosciutto and the cooked white beans; set aside.
 
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[[Category:Mozzarella Recipes]]
* To arrange the last layer, mentally divide the contents of the dish into three equal"pie slice" shaped sections, then: (1) over one section, arrange the black or green olives, (2) over another section, arrange the artichoke hearts, (3) and over another layer the Parma and bean mixture.
 
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[[Category:Red onion Recipes]]
* Sprinkle the entire dish with the onion and parsley, and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes and it's bubbly.
 
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[[Category:Artichoke Recipes]]
* Remove from oven and serve hot with dippers such as endive leaves or thin slices of toasted Italian bread.
 
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[[Category:Endive Recipes]]
* NOTE: you can leave out the Parma ham if you want it to be vegetarian; also, this can be made up ahead of time and reheated, if necessary.
 
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[[Category:Ham Recipes]]
 
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[[Category:Recipes that need photos]]
===Other Links===
 
 
==See also==
 
 
[[Category: Italian Snacks]]
 

Latest revision as of 06:22, 17 February 2020

A rich, savory cheese spread featuring the tastes of Italy, warm and comforting!

Ingredients[]

Directions[]

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a bowl, cream together the cream cheese, Parmesan, and asagio; spread into the bottom of a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish.
  3. Mix together the pesto and roasted garlic; spread in a layer over the cheeses on the dish.
  4. Spread the shredded mozzarella over the pesto layer, then sprinkle with the roasted red pepper.
  5. Mix together the Parma ham or prosciutto and the cooked white beans; set aside.
  6. To arrange the last layer, mentally divide the contents of the dish into three equal"pie slice" shaped sections, then:
    1. Over one section, arrange the black or green olives,
    2. Over another section, arrange the artichoke hearts,
    3. And over another layer the Parma and bean mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the entire dish with the onion and parsley, and bake in a 350 °F oven for 20 minutes and it's bubbly.
  8. Remove from oven and serve hot with dippers such as endive leaves or thin slices of toasted Italian bread.
  9. Note: you can leave out the Parma ham if you want it to be vegetarian; also, this can be made up ahead of time and reheated, if necessary.