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Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread

Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread

This pumpkin-shaped cheese spread adds a festive touch to your table.

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30 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 35 min
Total Time



2 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh garlic

1 teaspoon sugar

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

8 ounces (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1/4 cup sliced green onions

1/4 teaspoon salt



1/2 cup finely crushed cheese-flavored bite-sized crackers


1 medium bell pepper with stem



Fresh cut-up vegetables

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 2 teaspoons butter in skillet until sizzling; add garlic and sugar. Cook over medium–high heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes or until garlic just starts to brown. Immediately remove from heat.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine garlic mixture and all remaining spread ingredients in bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    Place crushed crackers into large shallow bowl or pie pan. Roll cheese ball into crackers; press evenly to coat. Place onto serving plate.

  4. STEP 4

    Create stem for top of pumpkin from bell pepper slices.

  5. STEP 5

    Cover; refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to blend flavors. Just before serving; score vertical lines on pumpkin with knife. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

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Tip #1

- Cut remaining pepper into strips to serve with cheese spread.

Tip #2

- To crush crackers, place crackers into resealable plastic food bag. Use rolling pin to crush crackers.

Tip #3

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 tablespoon)

80 Calories
7 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
120 Sodium (mg)
2 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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