Pesto Parmesan Spread

Pesto Parmesan Spread


2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped red or green onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, freshly grated (1/4 cup)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/4-inch slices
shredded Parmesan cheese
paprika or cayenne pepper


Blend parsley, basil, onion, garlic, and grated Parmesan in a food processor. Add cream cheese and butter, blending thoroughly. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

Just before serving, spread cheese mixture on French bread slices. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan. Broil 1 to 3 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Sprinkle with paprika or cayenne. Serve immediately.

Yields 1-1/2 CUPS

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