Creamy Thyme Spread Recipe
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Creamy Thyme Spread Recipe

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Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin shares a make-ahead cracker spread that showcases thyme and garlic. "A neighbor who has an herb garden gave me the recipe," Mary writes. "It's simple to stir up and makes a special appetizer for company. It's also fun to serve at a party."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 100 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, thyme, parsley and garlic; mix well. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 1 cup.
Originally published as Creamy Thyme Spread in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p42

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Very yummy and I could not get enough when topping toasted sour dough bread. A major keeper!"

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