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Hot Pastrami Spread Recipe
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Hot Pastrami Spread Recipe

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I first tasted this at a church party a few years ago. Everyone raves about it and the dish is always scraped clean. You can also serve the savory spread with bite-sized bagel pieces.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) thinly sliced pastrami, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
  • Thinly sliced pumpernickel bread and light rye bread

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 41 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Stir in pastrami and green pepper.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with pecans if desired. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated though and edges are bubbly.
  3. Cut out bread with a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter if desired. Serve with spread. Yield: About 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Hot Pastrami Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p189

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 41 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

Completely bland and unexciting!

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

I made this several times and everyone asked for the recipe. For a change, I used chopped corned beef, chopped green onions with tops and smidgen of garlic powder.. can serve warm, room temp or chilled. Spread on crackers or cocktail breads... Went over great..

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

I have not made this yet, but this sounds delicious and i know I will make this and serve it to family & friends. I have a question though. Would I use the black pastrami or red pastrami? Thanks!!

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

Excellent and Quick, I made my in an oblong glass dish, an served with cut outs and wheat crackers. Everyone wanted the recipe

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009
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