With just three ingredients, this cream cheese spread is easy to assemble, and is great for impromptu entertaining.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sun-dried tomatoes in the work bowl of a food processor; pulse until coarsely ground. Add basil; pulse until finely ground. Add cream cheese; process until well-mixed. Transfer to a serving bowl or storage container.

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Nutrition Facts

57 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 15.6mg 5% DV; sodium 51.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
Very easy to make and tastes great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2006
I served this a couple times and it did not have a very good "eye appeal" so it was never well received - it's hard to make it look appetizing! The flavor was fine but it just didn't sell! Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2005
Very easy to make and tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2006
I served this a couple times and it did not have a very good "eye appeal" so it was never well received - it's hard to make it look appetizing! The flavor was fine but it just didn't sell! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2006
This just didn't work. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2006
I just served this this past weekend and couldn't believe how quickly it was eaten. I added 2 cloves garlic freshly ground black pepper and a dash of ceyanne pepper. I used it as a spread for the veggie platter and I recieved so many compliments. I say try the basic recipe but add things to make it your own. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/04/2006
I personally was not crazy about it. Some may like it but I did not. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
This dip is amazing! I also used sun-dried tomatoes that were not in oil so I added a little drizzle of olive oil. I also added about 1 tsp of minced garlic and about 1/4 tsp of onion powder. Served with crunchy sesame sticks and cracked black pepper crackers - everyone loved it! I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Great treat (non-sugary for a change!) for Hubs to take to the office that came together in a snap. I used the package of cream cheese as called for but only added the other ingredients to taste using somewhat less than called for and a small clove of minced garlic. I pulsed it in the food processor just long enough so that it was still "whitish" but with flecks of the tomatoes and basil. Beautiful. Delicious too. I served it with homemade crostini (cut small baguettes into 1/4" slices brush each side lightly with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper or garlic salt if desired and a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan. Bake at 375 until golden brown.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
This is such a nice easy recipe. I found it worked great when I needed a very last minute appetizer with very little time to make it in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
I thought it worked perfectly. I only eyeballed the ingredients except the 8oz package of cream cheese. Tasted really good. I will admit that it didn't llok as colorful as the picture but right in line with any flavored cream cheese I bought in the store. My only complaint is that if it tastes as good as store bought and looks like it why did I bother? Read More
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