Party Cheese Torta Recipe
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Party Cheese Torta

1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 teaspoons Pantry Italian Seasoning Mix
1 can (3.25 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained and chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
Additional snipped parsley (optional)
1 loaf French Bread slices, toasted

Grate Parmesan cheese using Deluxe Cheese Grater. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, seasoning mix and Parmesan cheese; mix well using Classic Scraper.

Line a small bowl with plastic wrap. Chop olives. Finely chop bell pepper. Snip parsley.

For first layer, in small Colander Bowl, combine olives with 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture. Mix well and spoon into  bottom of a bowl, spreading evenly. For second layer, combine bell pepper with 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture; mix well and spread evenly over first layer. For third layer, combine parsley and remaining cream cheese mixture; mix well and spread evenly over second layer. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Invert cheese mixture onto serving dish, sprinkle with additional parsley if desired. Serve with toasted French Bread slices.

Yield: 20 servings

Nutrients per serving: (2 tablespoons spread): Calories 90, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 125 mg, Fiber 0 g


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