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Broccoli Cheddar Spread Recipe
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Broccoli Cheddar Spread Recipe

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In Graysville, Alabama, Beth Parker has contributed this rich creamy spread to family get-togethers for years. "I was able to lighten up the original recipe with out loosing any of the terrific flavor," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped fresh broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 envelope vegetable soup mix
  • Pita chips or reduced-fat crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread (calculated without pita chips) equals 80 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place broccoli and water in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, 1/2 cup cheese and soup mix. Gently stir in broccoli.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with pita chips or crackers. Yield: 3 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Broccoli Cheddar Spread in Light & Tasty December/January 2006, p28

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread (calculated without pita chips) equals 80 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

I made this for a party and it was a hit! Every last bit was gone. I added a 1/2 brick of cream cheese, a little onion powder, garlic powder, and some cooked bacon bits. Would have been fine without the bacon bits as well. Will definitely make this one again.

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