three cheese pepperoncini spread

★★★★★ 3
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By Michael Hall
from Goodland, IN

This is my own take on a Greek Feta spread known as Kopanisti. I love the combination and bite from the cheeses and the zing from the peppers and garlic. Add the crushed red pepper if you like it extra spicy! Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a super easy appetizer to prepare the next time you're hosting company. Pepperoncinis are a milder pepper and add a slight bite to the dip, but do not make it spicy. Feta and gorgonzola cheese complement each other wonderfully and add to the punch of flavor. This dip is very rich, thick, and creamy. Fantastic on a slice of toasted bread.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Food Processor

Ingredients For three cheese pepperoncini spread

  • 8 oz
    Greek cream cheese (cream cheese and Greek yogurt), if available or regular cream cheese - softened
  • 4 oz
    crumbled Feta cheese
  • 2 oz
    crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese
  • 1/2 c
    pepperoncini peppers, seeded, stemmed and coarsely chopped (feel free to add more if you like)
  • 1 Tbsp
    juice from peppers
  • 1 clove
    garlic
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

How To Make three cheese pepperoncini spread

  • Softened cream cheese on the counter.
    1
    Make sure cream cheese is softened.
  • Ingredients in a food processor.
    2
    Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Pulsing the ingredients together.
    3
    Pulse to combine. It's better to have this a little chunky instead of a smooth puree.
  • Three Cheese Pepperoncini Spread with pepperoncinis on top.
    4
    This can be eaten immediately but it will be better if allowed to sit for a while or refrigerated overnight. Serve with pita crisps, crackers or any sturdy bread or toast.
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