Basil Cheese Loaf

READY IN: 24hrs
Recipe by spatchcock

This is an adopted recipe that I've not yet had the chance to try, though I think it looks wonderful. Reviews by anyone who tries it, especially before I do, will be appreciated. Prep time includes 24 hr chilling time.

Top Review by Lt. Amy

My sister used to make this years ago and I remembered it well. I made it this weekend for a party and my memory served correct. It is rich, looks lovely and was a huge crowd pleaser. Everyone kept asking where I bought it. This recipe is the same as my sisters except hers calls for 1 cup of parmesan and only 1/2 cup of parsley.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the cream cheese and Roquefort in a bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Combine the spinach, parsley, basil and garlic in a bowl of a food processor.
  5. With the motor running, slowly drizzle the oil through the food tube.
  6. Continue processing until smooth.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  8. Add walnuts and Parmesan and mix well.
  9. Line a 5-½-x2-½-loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving extra wrap to hang over the sides.
  10. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture evenly.
  11. Next, spread ½ of the pesto mixture and arrange a layer of the sun dried tomatoes on top.
  12. Repeat the cheese, pesto and tomato layers.
  13. Finish with the remaining 1/3 cheese mixture.
  14. Wrap and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  15. TO SERVE: Allow the loaf to come to a room temperature about 30 minutes.
  16. Invert it onto a platter and provide a cheese-slicing knife.
  17. Have a basket of crackers and bread close by.

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