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Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    about 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese pearls, drained
  • Minced fresh basil, optional
  • French bread slices (1/2 inch thick), toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, pesto, salt and pepper until combined. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Cook, covered, on low until heated though and cheese begins to melt, 1-1/2-2 hours. If desired, sprinkle with basil. Serve with toasted bread.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 61 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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