Saturday, November 14, 2009

Warm broccoli cheese spread

Courtesy of The Taste of Home Cookbook and website!

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 of Toledo, Ohio




TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.

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

In a large mixing 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. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Here’s mine…note that I used white cheddar cheese, so it doesn’t look quite as cheesy as theirs, but it was!

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