Cream Cheese Spread Recipes

the perfect picnic dip



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Cream cheese spread can be made in just 10 minutes and it's a great healthy appetizer to serve.

Make sure you check out our warm Italian spread too, it's the perfect summer picnic dip.

Who would have thought preparing a spread on the grill would be such a hit! It can also be prepared year-round in the oven.

Simple Cream Cheese Dip

Prep/Total 10 min.

Ingredients:

36 square crackers (we recommend Triscuit)

3/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese

1 Tbsp. orange marmalade

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives

Makes 12 servings, 3 crackers with spread each

Warm Italian Spread

Prep 5 min. Total 15 min.

Ingredients:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Neufchatel Cheese

1 plum tomato, chopped

1/4 cup pesto

1/4 cup shredded five cheese blend

Serve with square crackers

Makes 12 servings, 2 tbsp. spread/6 crackers each

Healthy substitutes: Make with reduced-fat Neufchatel cheese, low-fat cheese blend and reduced-fat and/or low-sodium crackers.

Directions:

Heat grill to medium heat. Place unwrapped Neufchatel cheese on 8-inch square sheet of heavy-duty foil; top with pesto, tomatoes and shredded cheese.

Place foil on grill; cover with lid. Grill 8 to 10 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and Neufchatel cheese is softened but still holding shape.

Transfer foil to platter. Serve spread with crackers.

Oven Directions:

Prepare as above and bake in oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 min. or until shredded cheese is melted and Neufchatel cheese is softened but still holding shape!

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