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

Three Cheese Appetizer with Pesto in Marinara

A hearty appetizer that will feed a crowd. Baked 3 cheese appetizer with pesto in Marinara Sauce is easy to make.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 160 kcal
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts
Three Cheese Appetizer with Pesto in Marinara
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 589IU12%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.