Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread Recipe
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Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 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

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p45

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"I made this for the Super Bowl and I loved the flavor of it. I used Pita chips but I like the idea of Pita Crackers - I haven't tried them but maybe they wouldn't be as crunchy as Pita chips which I thought were a little too crunchy. Everyone really enjoyed this spread/dip."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This was excellent with the new Keebler Pita Crackers. Will definitely be making again."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This spread was so yummy! I love the combination of all of the flavors and with tomatoes and garlic you can't go wrong!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"this was a pretty easy dip to make and it was gone by the end of the night. i would definently make this again for any party. It was prefect with crackers."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"VERY good. I brought to a holiday party and everyone loved it! I would definitely make this again."

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