Monday, September 27, 2010

Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread

This appetizer was very simple to make and incredibly delicious! The Italian seasoning mix really was the cherry on top for this dish. It was great on ritz crackers, pita chips, tortilla name it! This is definitely on the short list when I need to take a dish to go.

Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread
Adapted from Taste of Home Summer Appetizers

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 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.

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