Layered Torta Appetizer

Layered Torta Appetizer

Category: Entertaining

  • Recipe serves 12 servings

  • Prep Time 15 min

  • Cook Time 10 min

  • Chill Time 1 hr 30 min


  • 7 Tbsp. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Original Spread

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained

  • 1 package (8 oz.) PLUS 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto

  • Assorted crackers or toasted bread slices


  • Line 2-cup shallow-rimmed soup bowl with plastic wrap allowing excess to overhang 2-inches over sides.

  • Melt 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Spread in 8-inch skillet over medium-high heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden. Process onion mixture and tomatoes in food processor or blender until finely chopped. Evenly spread into prepared bowl; set aside.

  • Wipe out food processor. Process cream cheese, remaining 6 tablespoons Spread, Parmesan cheese and pepper in food processor until smooth. Evenly spread 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the sun-dried tomato mixture, being careful not to lift the tomato layer. Gently spread pesto over cheese, then spread on remaining cheese mixture. Cover top with overhanging plastic and chill 1-1/2 hours or until firm.

  • Open plastic wrap and unmold torta onto serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Garnish, if desired, with fresh basil. Serve with crackers.

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