I do buy the Rondele and other cheese spreads, but only when on a great sale. I still have some from the last time there was a great sale, but this is just one of those recipes that hangs inside the pantry door for a quick fix when entertaining (I can highly recommend using pretzel sticks to dip with!)
Garlic and Cheese Herb Spread
1 12 oz whipped cream cheese (yes, by all means, if you can, use less fat, fat free, etc!)
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
3/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 tsp plus
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp onion powder
Gently stir all ingredients together. Store in fridge for at least a couple of hours before serving. Stir before serving, with your favorite crackers.
Note: I've used an 8 oz block of cream cheese that I beat with handheld mixer and a few tsp of milk. Not as spreadable when cold though, so you may need to let it sit out for a bit before serving.
Fresh garlic is best, but can use garlic powder. If using garlic salt, which I do NOT recommend, eliminate the salt.
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