Garlic Cheese Spread Recipe
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Garlic Cheese Spread Recipe

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Making this cheese spread is easy and fun. It tastes great on flatbread, focaccia or crackers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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 olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Flatbread, focaccia bread or assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 124 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and oil until fluffy. Add the Parmesan cheese, onion, garlic and pepper; beat until well blended.
  2. Spoon into a small container. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve with flatbread, focaccia or crackers. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Garlic Cheese Spread in Birds & Blooms December/January 1997, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"Very savory and delicious. Easy to make with ingredients I have on hand. I did also add a bit more extra garlic."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"This spread is awesome! Everyone that tried it kept going back for more,"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"Very good, but I doubled the amount of garlic as I love the taste."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"I made this for a "girls night in" and it was a huge hit. I put in an extra clove of garlic because I love the taste. I cut up a pack of Hawaiian sweet rolls to put it on and it was out of this world delicious! Will be making many more times in the future."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"Easy to make and even easier to eat! This delicious spread comes together quickly and has just the right amount of flavor. Yum!"

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