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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.
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 160kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Remove from oven, top with the basil pesto sauce and serve with sliced bread or crackers.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg