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Continental Cheese Spread Recipe

Anyone watching their fat intake will be surprised that they can indulge in this spread with little guilt. Any leftovers can be spread on toasted bagels for alight lunch or snack. —Mrs. Thomas Wigglesworth, Absecon, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced green onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in the Parmesan cheese, parsley, onion, garlic, thyme and pepper until well blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 38 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Continental Cheese Spread

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Kris Countryman
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I skipped the garlic and used extra onion. Also I substituted seasoned salt for the thyme. I like it better than a cheese ball because it spreads better."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.