Italian Cream Cheese Spread Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped sun dried tomatoes1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Not Packed In Oil)
 Cream cheese1 Cup (16 tbs), softened to room temperature (Nonfat / Reduced Fat)
 Chopped black olives1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped scallions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Finely chopped basil/1 teaspoon dried basil1 Tablespoon (Fresh)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 903 Calories from Fat 753

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.7%

Saturated Fat 44.8 g224.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 255.2 mg

Sodium 1328.4 mg55.4%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.9%

Sugars 13.2 g

Protein 16 g32.9%

Vitamin A 86.3% Vitamin C 23.4%

Calcium 27% Iron 15.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place the water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the tomatoes, cover, and remove from the heat. Set aside for at least 15 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
2. Combine the cream cheese, olives, scallions, and basil in a medium-sized bowl, and stir to mix well. Stir in the tomatoes. Transfer the spread to a serving dish, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Stir before serving with Pita Chips, Garlic and Herb Bagel Chips or wedges of Italian or sourdough bread.