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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 Basil Cream Cheese Spread - A Family Feast

Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings


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


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

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  • Mel wrote:

    This is an easy cream cheese recipe and goes great on crackers too. I made this for a Party and it was a big hit.

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad you enjoyed it Mel!

  • Darshita Jain wrote:

    Hi , this looks amazing! I just have dry sun-dried tomatoes (not stored in oil). How can I use that for this recipe?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Darshita – I’d suggest soaking the dried tomatoes in some hot water for 30 minutes or so, then drain and you should be good to go!

  • Jack wrote:

    Simple the best! Had this every week at Begals on the Square in NYC. Now I make it myself in Florida. A perfect flavor combination.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jack!

  • Lina Di Marco wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      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!

  • Jessi wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jessi!

  • Patricia wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Patricia!

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    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Shelly!

  • Meghan @ The Tasty Fork wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Meghan!

  • tanya wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Tanya!

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche wrote:

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

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Becca!

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