Italian Layered Dip
This luscious dip has the flavors of Italy and the colors of the Italian flag. Serve with toasted Italian bread slices and breadsticks.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8
- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1 (7-ounce) container basil pesto
- 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
- ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
In medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, mascarpone, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. Spread on serving plate.
Spread pesto over, leaving a 1″ border of cream cheese mixture showing. Top with tomatoes and pine nuts.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to blend flavors.
Layered dips make a beautiful presentation. The trick to making them is to make each successive layer a bit smaller in diameter than the layer under it. That way everyone can see the gorgeous layers you worked so hard to build. A small knife and spoon will aid in serving.