Creamy Caramelized Garlic Spread

Creamy Caramelized Garlic Spread

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total: 1 hr 16 min
  • Serving: 30 (1 tablespoon) servings

This creamy spread is made with caramelized garlic and cheese. Serve with whole-wheat crackers or toasted pita wedges.


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package (2 cups) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Place the 2 teaspoons of butter in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat, and heat until bubbling.
  2. Add the garlic and then sprinkle with the sugar. Cook the mixture for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until it begins to brown, and then transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add the cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, cheddar cheese, green onion and salt to the bowl with the garlic mixture and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer the spread to a serving bowl and then place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to chill.
  5. Before serving, sprinkle the top of the spread with the cilantro.


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