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Tomato Spinach Spread

 Tomato Spinach Spread
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
32 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 46 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.