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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread Recipe

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread Recipe

This creamy, bubbly appetizer spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, it gets its richness from cream cheese and mayonnaise. —Valerie Elkinton, Gardner, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion and garlic until blended. Stir in tomatoes and red peppers. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, Italian cheese blend and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until edges are bubbly and lightly browned. Serve with crackers. Yield: 28 servings (1/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 244 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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bmarana User ID: 2129710 239936
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2015

"The best!! Requested for Christmas Eve every year. . I serve with pita chips. Makes a lot so if smaller crowd could make 1/2 recipe."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 221612
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is amazing. I only make half the recipe. I have also put it in my little slow cooker to warm up instead of in the oven."

aam93 User ID: 7821211 79170
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"This is always a favorite for guests and so easy to make"

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 170172
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This recipe is wonderful! I did cut it in half and use an 8x8-inch pan, which worked better for my husband and me. I also added a tablespoon of homemade pesto...yum! The next time I'm asked to take an appetizer to a family gathering, this is what I'll be making!"

piehlar User ID: 4350572 82854
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2013

"Enjoyed this at a friend's last night. Enjoyed by all ages. Searched for the recipe as it was so good I want to take it to a potluck. Would not change a thing!"

christycincy User ID: 6445428 156617
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"I did not read the previous reviews before making and was surprised at how much it made. Very delicious. My boyfriend kept sampling the cold mixture as I was making it and suggested that we try it cold without the cheese some other time that we make it."

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 171873
Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"Made just 1/2 of this recipe last night. It's very good. I agree it does make a huge amount. I would also suggest cutting back on some of the mayonnaise. I switched the mozzarella cheese for a Italian blend and I added additional chopped up sun_dried tomatoes. Its an excellent spread. Very eye appealing and will compliment many types of crackers. It's even better the next day."

KmMcK User ID: 4696823 170502
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"Mostly cheese so it didn't have much flavor to it."

gstac1 User ID: 2982500 101338
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"Makes a Lot!"

Juliet58 User ID: 6208484 135619
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"Just made in two separate shallow casserole dishes, no need to grease if your using CorningWare. I roasted my red pepper (lightly covered in veg oil) under the broiler for 10 minutes turning every couple minutes. First time roasting a red pepper. :) This recipe is a keeper ! Yummy"

DJBBMN User ID: 6466815 170168
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"Made a big batch, went over very good at the party-everyone asked for the recipe."

nanadean1 User ID: 1650237 135593
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"Took this to church - not a scrap remained and many requests for the recipe!"

[email protected] User ID: 5774466 110055
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"Loved it!!! Followed the recipe exactly and would again. Served with toasted baguette slices. Thanks!!"

mn3 User ID: 6549535 170500
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This spread is so light and so fluffy and sooooooo yummy! We ate it with Scoops. It disappeared in no time."

lccneff User ID: 1693708 156613
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I made this for a super bowl party and my son-in-law said it was his favorite recipe ever!"

Floridaysgirl User ID: 4727180 99554
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"This was the perfect appetizer! I halved the recipe for a smaller gathering and cooked it in a glass pie pan. The edges didn?t burn and the dish stayed warm during the 30 minute car trip and for serving!"

klong User ID: 1823542 110047
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"I caramelized the onions and it was yummy!"

devilgrrl User ID: 5356323 170167
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"Very rich & very delicious! Adults liked this more than the kids in my family."

1998corvette User ID: 1931588 209389
Reviewed May. 11, 2009

"This is so good. easy to make and everyone loved it.

Sandi Daleiden"

dianewalters User ID: 941287 173302
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009

"Same here, I bring it every where we go, by request!!"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 154773
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"This is delicious. I also spread it on baguette bread rounds. Everyone raves about it."

gmandatory2 User ID: 3425207 158138
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2008

"After making this for a family gathering I'm now being asked all the time to bring this dish! I don't use the roasted sweet red peppers and also sometimes add crab. mmmmmm"

JBL12 User ID: 1388369 110014
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2008

"THIS is freaking AWESOME....I made it for our Fourth of July party and it was a HUGE hit! I cut the recipe out of the magazine and it now has a new home in my recipe box. I can not rave enough abou this."

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