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Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread

 Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread
Bold flavors and a creamy consistency make this spread a crowd-pleaser. Serve it warm or chilled with pita chips, crackers or breads. —Tara McDonald, Kansas City, Missouri
12 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Crackers or snack breads

Directions

  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate
  • cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs; brush each with 1/2 teaspoon
  • oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Place garlic and tomatoes in
  • a foil-lined 9-in. square baking pan. Brush tomatoes with remaining
  • oil.
  • Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until garlic is softened. Cool
  • for 10-15 minutes; squeeze garlic into a small bowl. Drain any
  • liquid from tomatoes; chop and add to garlic. Stir in the cream
  • cheese, Italian seasoning and salt. Serve with your favorite
  • crackers or snack breads. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 89 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.