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Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread Recipe

Garlic lovers will literally eat this up! Fresh basil gives it a lovely aroma; crushed red peppers offer a hint of heat; and sun-dried tomatoes make the creamy sandwich spread bright. Terrific on crackers, too. —Anndrea Bailey, Huntington Beach, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 99 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.