Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Roasted Garlic & Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Spread

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
A few weeks ago I made this dip from the October 2009 issue of Coastal Living.  I can't believe I held on to this recipe for so long before finally making it!
- 5 garlic Cloves
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1.  Place garlic cloves on a piece of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil.  Fold foil to seal.  Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.  Let cool for 15 minutes and then squeeze pulp from garlic cloves into small bowl. 
{ Tip:  There is no need to peel the garlic cloves before roasting. }
2.  Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and wine in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until wine evaporates and tomatoes are soft.  Place tomatoes and garlic in a blender of food processor and processes until smooth.  Add cream cheese and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
3.  Spoon mixture into a small bowl.  Stir in green onions and Parmesan.  Serve warm with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips.

Makes 2-1/2 cups.

This dip was really flavorful and sweeter than I would have expected - I think from the sun-dried tomatoes.  i served it with tortilla chips but I think crackers probably would have been better.
What did you cook this week?
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LDH said...

Good morning, Alissa!

Linking up to your fun party!

Delicious looking cheese spread. I like how you roasted the garlic in a hot oven.

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

SnoWhite said...

I love the addition of white wine to this dip... be it adds that something extra :)

bj said...

Can't wait to try this.
My entry isn't with a recipe this week...just some bought sweets for a Happy Valentine's Day. :)
Thank you for hosting.
xo bj

Danielle said...

Thats my kind of dip -looks great!

Julie said...

I wanted to let you know that I made your cheesy vegetable soup (that you shared a couple weeks ago) last night. My family LOVED it. It is definitely a "keeper" recipe. Thank you!

MrsJenB said...

Oooh that looks great! I would definitely spread that on some crackers. And I probably wouldn't share. ;)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Thanks so much for hosting :)

Sarah said...

Happy Valentines Day - here to link up! Thanks for hosting!

birdie to be said...

Looks delicious!

Cindy said...

That spread look de-lish!! Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

'Such a yummy party! Thank you for hosting! -Marci

Girlie Blogger said...

Tasty and easy. I like this. Good for parties.

Danielle said...

This sounds great! I wanted to let you know that I just featured this on my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post today. Stop by and see!

Meg {henninglove} said...

how did you know that i just happen to have some sun dried tomatoes in my cupboard that i have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to use them. thanks for saving my brain!


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