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Savory Spinach Appetizer Cheesecake

No recipe image available.This is a unique beginning to any meal or a terrific addition to an appetizer lineup. Serve alone or with an assortment of crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-ounce) package frozen spinach soufflé
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 (8-ounce each) containers onion-and-chive flavored cream cheese, softened
2 (4-ounce each) packages goat cheese, softened
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, minced
Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
Toppings: sour cream, pine nuts, freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Thaw spinach soufflé in microwave at MEDIUM (50% power) 6 to 7 minutes. Stir together spinach soufflé, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and next 8 ingredients.
  2. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle bread crumbs over bottom of pan. Spoon spinach mixture into pan.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 50 to 55 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven; cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

Makes 25 servings.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.