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Roasted Garlic & Tomato Spread

Bold flavors and a creamy consistency make this spread a crowd-pleaser. Serve it warm or chilled with pita chips, crackers or breads. —Tara McDonald, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Crackers or snack breads

Directions

  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs; brush each with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Place garlic and tomatoes in a foil-lined 9-in. square baking pan. Brush tomatoes with remaining oil.
  • Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until garlic is softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes; squeeze garlic into a small bowl. Drain any liquid from tomatoes; chop and add to garlic. Stir in the cream cheese, Italian seasoning and salt. Serve with your favorite crackers or snack breads.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Twodisneyfans
    Feb 3, 2014

    I made this for the Super Bowl and I loved the flavor of it. I used Pita chips but I like the idea of Pita Crackers - I haven't tried them but maybe they wouldn't be as crunchy as Pita chips which I thought were a little too crunchy. Everyone really enjoyed this spread/dip.

  • sstetzel
    Sep 1, 2013

    This was excellent with the new Keebler Pita Crackers. Will definitely be making again.

  • Lyv
    Apr 5, 2012

    This spread was so yummy! I love the combination of all of the flavors and with tomatoes and garlic you can't go wrong!

  • jkjkjksend
    Nov 27, 2011

    this was a pretty easy dip to make and it was gone by the end of the night. i would definently make this again for any party. It was prefect with crackers.

  • carrie carney
    Dec 6, 2010

    VERY good. I brought to a holiday party and everyone loved it! I would definitely make this again.

  • Amy the Midwife
    Sep 13, 2010

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  • FACSteacher
    Aug 10, 2010

    I gave this only 4 stars because I didn't add the tomatoes so didn't want to rate the recipe as a whole. I planned to add the tomatoes but hubby tasted it without and thought it was fine. I also used garden cream cheese b/c that was all I could find at the store but it tastes great! This is a great dip!

  • lurky27
    Jun 6, 2010

    Absolutely delicious! Definitely worth doubling. It will go fast!~ Theresa

  • blondemoment623
    Mar 23, 2010

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  • jen e
    Jan 19, 2010

    very good tastes even better after sitting in the fridge for a few days!!