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Roasted Garlic Appetizers Recipe

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"These are my favorite appetizers. This recipe makes lots, but it's never enough," Lee Campbell from Bartow, Florida confirms. "Whenever I host a get-together, the tiny toast cups with creamy filling go quickly."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 24 very thin slices white bread
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray
  • 6 to 8 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh parsley sprigs

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 appetizers) equals 154 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. Cut each slice of bread with a 2-in. round cookie cutter. Spritz one side of each bread round with butter-flavored spray; press spritzed side up into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  2. Place garlic cloves on a piece of aluminum foil. Pour oil over garlic; fold foil around garlic and seal tightly. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until garlic is very soft. When garlic is cool, remove from skins and mash.
  3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, chives and salt until smooth. Add garlic; beat until combined. Mound rounded teaspoonfuls of cream cheese mixture into each bread cup. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Roasted Garlic Appetizers in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p55

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 appetizers) equals 154 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

Yum! Super tasty! A good change from any heavy, unhealthy appetizer.

~ Theresa

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