Makes 12 to 16 appetizer servings

Layer pesto, sun-dried tomato, and a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese for an impressive appetizer with Mediterranean flavors. Serve with French bread slices or crackers.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process first 5 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spread one-third of cheese mixture in bottom of a plastic wrap-lined 8- x 4-inch loafpan. Top with pesto; spread one-third cheese mixture over pesto. Sprinkle with dried tomatoes; top with remaining cheese mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 2

Invert spread onto a serving plate, discarding plastic wrap. Garnish, if desired. Serve with French bread slices or crackers.

Chef's Notes

To garnish as in our photo, cut one dried tomato into slivers. Gently press fresh oregano sprigs and tomato slivers in a decorative pattern over the top of the cheese after it is inverted.

Ratings & Reviews

NancyYD's Review

June 29, 2014
This is always popular at parties and easy to make a day ahead. Stuffed leftover in chicken breast was also delicious

BekeGibson's Review

December 19, 2013
Absolutely love this and so did my guests. Made for holiday party and will make again for Christmas and New Years!

muttsrule's Review

December 18, 2013
Made this last night for a holiday dinner tonight--received lots of compliments! Next time, I will make sure my two cloves of garlic are both small and I will do a better job of draining the tomatoes. What a stunning and delicious recipe!!!

boos33's Review

December 10, 2013

chelseamg's Review

December 22, 2012

fvdaniels's Review

May 14, 2012

carmelita's Review

May 04, 2012
I too have been making this appetizer for years ! It's always receiving compliments and requests for the recipe. Great blend of flavors. The sun dried tomatoes can get pricey, but it makes a good portion.

GrandmaKY's Review

October 23, 2010
I have been making this recipe for years and have found out that you can freeze it. I make it in smaller containers and put them in the freezer and remove when I need and appetizer for a party or just for us on a football Sunday afternoon.

WIFoodie's Review

October 18, 2010
I wanted something savory for my morning bagel, not a party dish, so I mixed the pesto into the whole shmear, topped with chopped roasted red peppers after spreading on the bagel and skipped the layering part--it's just fantastic! I'm going to prepare as directed for thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres. I know my family and friends will rave over this one!

dulcimerdiva's Review

December 23, 2009
Makes a nice presentation. Everyone enjoyed it and it is addictive.