Thursday, January 7, 2016

Warm Garlic Cheese Spread

Warm Garlic Cheese Spread

 We first had this delicious spread in
 a cute little Tea Room in our hometown. 
We loved it so much we set out to duplicate it. 
We came pretty close.
It has two of our favorite things to eat:
garlic and cheese.
Toss in some herbs and a little butter. 
Warm it up and WOW.

This super simple recipe is great for entertaining.
Not sure how many times we have 
made it over the holiday season. 
Too many to count!
 Just mix it ahead of time.
Then pop it in the microwave and enjoy.

It is quick and easy to make with ingredients
 you probably already
 have laying around your house.
 Well, not laying around your house,
 but hanging out in your kitchen.

We used store bought minced garlic,
but you could just as easily mince your own. 

All mixed together and ready to be warmed up.
Although it might taste fine just like this,
you really don't want to miss
 the melty (is that a real word),
warm, buttery, garlic goodness 
that comes from heating it up.

Pop it in the microwave for 45- 60 seconds.

Slice your favorite bread. 
We like it on King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread.
The pre-sliced kind makes it
super easy to cut into spreadable or dip-able strips!


Warm Garlic Cheese Spread
Print recipe
8 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened*
1 heaping teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/8 tsp. dried dill weed
pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella/ provolone mix

Whip the cream cheese and butter together.
Add the garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper.
Mix well.
Add the cheeses and mix well.
In a microwaveable dish,
 heat about 45 - 60 seconds 
until warm and soft. 
Stir well.
Serve on your choice of specialty bread or cracker.

*If you make this in a slow cooker (which is equally delicious and convenient for entertaining), use half the amount of butter (1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup).


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