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Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread

A fantastic recipe for Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread - great for breakfast or brunch and so simple to make!

Whenever we have friends or family over for breakfast or brunch, my husband Jack makes this fabulous Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread.  In fact, I sometimes think he invites people over just so he can make this recipe – he loves it so much!

It’s a very simple recipe. Start with some softened cream cheese, and then simply mix in some chopped fresh basil and chopped sundried tomatoes – and you’re done!

This sundried tomato and basil cream cheese spread is just three ingredients – but the combination of flavors is fantastic!  There’s a savory-sweet flavor profile in this spread – the intense rich flavor from the sundried tomatoes combined with the cream cheese tastes almost sweet, and then the fresh basil flavor is the perfect savory note to balance out the flavors of this wonderful spread.

A fantastic recipe for Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread - great for breakfast or brunch and so simple to make!

Smeared generously onto some fresh bagels – this sundried tomato and basil cream cheese spread is definitely one of Jack’s all-time favorite breakfast treats, and we’re sure it will become one of your favorites too!

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Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread

Sundried Tomato Basil Cream Cheese Spread - A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes (drained if packed in oil), chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix all three ingredients by hand and serve as a topping to toasted bagels.

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  1. Ohhh this looks amazing, I think your husband’s on to something! Pinning this to make soon! 🙂

  2. This looks out of this world delicious! My favorite flavors all in one spread!

  3. I totally love savory cream cheese spreads on my bagel in the morning. I can’t wait to try this!! Pinned!

  4. Yum!

  5. I really want to try this. I am low carbing so bagels are out of the question. Looks delicious, though.

  6. I shared your post and picture in a round up. I hope you like it! Happy Holidays! Jessi

  7. Lina Di Marco :

    Hi, this recipe sounds amazing but I would like to know if this would be good as a dip for fresh vegetables?

    • Hi Lina – It’s thick – the consistency of cream cheese but you could try thinning it out to make a dip – perhaps swapping some of the cream cheese for sour cream or Greek yogurt. A whipped cream cheese might also make it softer but I think you’ll still need to add the sour cream to make it more of a dip consistency. Hope that helps!