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Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 cups

Garlic lovers will literally eat this up! Fresh basil gives it a lovely aroma; crushed red peppers offer a hint of heat; and sun-dried tomatoes make the creamy sandwich spread bright. It's terrific on crackers, too. —Anndrea Bailey, Huntington Beach, California
Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 99 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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