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Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread

I cut this recipe out of a newspaper a year ago and decided to trim it down by substituting fat-free and reduced-fat ingredients. Whenever I make this for an occasion, I end up being asked for the recipe,—Patricia Moore, Toledo, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained and patted dry
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • Reduced-fat wheat snack crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and salad dressing mix until blended. Fold in the broccoli and 1-1/2 cups of cheese.
  • Spoon into a shallow 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 96 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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