Pinecone Spinach-Cheese Spread

133  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 2 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 18 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Pinecone Spinach-Cheese Spread Recipe


  • 1 cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  •  RITZ Crackers


  • Process  spinach, oil and garlic in food processor until well blended. Add next 3 ingredients; process until well blended.
  • Shape  into 4-inch oval on sheet of waxed paper.
  • Insert  nuts in rows to completely cover cream cheese mixture to resemble pinecone. Refrigerate 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseEnjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don't overdo it on calories.

For a Festive TouchIn addition to the RITZ Crackers, serve with an assortment of your favorite crackers, such as TRISCUIT Crackers or WHEAT THINS Original Snacks.

Special ExtraMix 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce into cream cheese mixture before shaping as directed.


Nutrition Information

Makes 18 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

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