Tomato Spinach Spread Recipe

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Tomatoes add a tasty twist to a traditional spinach spread. The red and green colors make this an appropriate appetizer for Christmas. —Connie Buzzard, Colony Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 46 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the spinach, Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, cream, onion and garlic salt. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Tomato Spinach Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p32

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spooky2001 User ID: 3136472 61830
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Made this for a dinner party I had and it was an instant hit. Would definitely make it again."

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