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
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

2 tablespoons: 124 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g 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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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 18603
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."

britt1992 User ID: 1702978 13595
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

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

lafleur User ID: 2115534 72912
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

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

milette User ID: 4556946 15383
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."

Leah A User ID: 3711484 15309
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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