Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread Recipe
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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread Recipe

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This creamy, bubbly spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, cream cheese and mayonnaise give this appetizer a mild flavor. Valerie Elkinton Gardner, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 244 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion and garlic until blended. Stir in tomatoes and red peppers. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, Italian cheese blend and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until edges are bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with crackers. Yield: 28 servings (1/4 cup each).
Originally published as Sun-Dried Tomato Spread in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p49

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 244 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2014

This is always a favorite for guests and so easy to make

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

This recipe is wonderful! I did cut it in half and use an 8x8-inch pan, which worked better for my husband and me. I also added a tablespoon of homemade pesto...yum! The next time I'm asked to take an appetizer to a family gathering, this is what I'll be making!

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

Enjoyed this at a friend's last night. Enjoyed by all ages. Searched for the recipe as it was so good I want to take it to a potluck. Would not change a thing!

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

I did not read the previous reviews before making and was surprised at how much it made. Very delicious. My boyfriend kept sampling the cold mixture as I was making it and suggested that we try it cold without the cheese some other time that we make it.

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Reviewed May. 11, 2013

Made just 1/2 of this recipe last night. It's very good. I agree it does make a huge amount. I would also suggest cutting back on some of the mayonnaise. I switched the mozzarella cheese for a Italian blend and I added additional chopped up sun_dried tomatoes. Its an excellent spread. Very eye appealing and will compliment many types of crackers. It's even better the next day.

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