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Simple Appetizer Alert: Three Cheese Walnut Spread

Three Cheese Walnut Spread

You had me cheese and walnut!  This is a deliciously savory appetizer that is perfect to serve for guests — or to bring for a potluck!  There are only a few ingredients so it is very easy to make.  The toasting of the walnuts really adds to the flavor profile.  I set it out with brioche toasts but this would also work great with apple or pear wedges to make it completely gluten free.

Three Cheese Walnut Spread from The Pampered Chef

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces crumbled bleu cheese
  • 2 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spread walnuts on a jelly pan so that they make one layer.  Bake 18 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

In a medium size bowl, place softened cream cheese.  Add bleu cheese, mozzarella, and black pepper.  Mix well.

Carefully pour most of the walnuts into the cheese mixture.  Reserve some to garnish the top of the spread with.  Mix the walnuts in with the cheese mixture.

Spoon cheese mixture into an attractive baking dish, spreading evenly.  Top with the remaining walnuts.

Bake 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is slightly melted.

Garnish with parsley and serve with fruit or crackers.

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18 comments on “Simple Appetizer Alert: Three Cheese Walnut Spread

  1. thesinglegourmetandtraveller
    February 4, 2014

    Yummy! That looks great 🙂

  2. apuginthekitchen
    February 4, 2014

    Totally yummy, looks delicious.

  3. lulu
    February 4, 2014

    I am always looking for new appetizer recipes. I love the combination of cheeses in this one and will be making it for sure.

  4. Maggie Perkins
    February 4, 2014

    I am always looking for something really easy and different to put together at a moment’s notice. Thanks so much for what seems like a perfect fit!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Maggie! And I agree, it is always good to have those “back pocket” recipes that you can pull out when the need arises. 🙂

  5. gentlestitches
    February 4, 2014

    Oh how delicious!

  6. Valentina
    February 5, 2014

    Delicious! I have nominated you for 7 awards (that’s the way they come). Please take the ones you don’t have yet and and enjoy them. https://valentinadesigns.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/the-seven-wonders-of-the-blogosphere-by-valentina-cirasola-interior-designer/

  7. the Painted Apron
    February 5, 2014

    I’m sold! Are you kidding, hot melty cheeses and walnuts~ just what the DR ordered for this gloomy winter weather, thanks Kenley!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      February 6, 2014

      Thanks Jenna! Agreed that this helps to make the winter weather um, not quite, quite as terrible. 😉

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  9. mmmarzipan
    April 18, 2014

    Oh my GOSH!!!! Want!!!!

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