Baked three cheese Italian appetizer recipe. Baked with marinara sauce and topped with pesto.

Three Cheese Appetizer with Pesto in Marinara

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 ounces peppered goat cheese room temperature
  • 5.2 ounce package of Boursin garlic and herb cheese room temperature
  • 1 jar Mezzetta Italian Plum Tomato Delicate Marinara
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • sliced baguette for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl combine the cheeses and mix well until combined. In an oven proof baking dish, pour the bottle of Mezzetta marinara in the bottom. For the cheese into a ball and place in the sauce. Sprinkle with the crushed red pepper flakes and bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven, top with the basil pesto sauce and serve with sliced bread or crackers.