Rosemary-Garlic Cream Cheese Spread

1 cup
10 min

I used to have a nice big rosemary plant—it was actually more like a bush! It was in my garden and I had it for years. Sadly, there was a very cold winter one year and my rosemary did not survive the frigid weather. Since then, I have had lots of success growing rosemary indoors in pots. It's great to have fresh rosemary right in your kitchen for recipes year round!

One of the things I like to make with my rosemary is a flavored cream cheese spread…Rosemary-Garlic Cream Cheese Spread. It’s great on bagels for a quick and easy breakfast or brunch and it’s really easy to make, too. If you don’t have fresh rosemary, you can use dried, but this spread is definitely better made with fresh rosemary!

Rosemary-Garlic Cream Cheese Spread
Recipe details
  • 1  cup
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese (light or regular)
  • 4 Tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon (or 1 clove) minced garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional: dash of salt, or to taste
  • Optional: some extra finely-chopped rosemary, for garnish

Blend softened cream cheese and sour cream or yogurt in a small bowl; add lemon juice and blend well.
Then add the rosemary, minced garlic, and garlic powder and blend well. Add a dash of salt, if desired.
Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped rosemary.
Refrigerate several hours before serving, or even better, refrigerate it overnight! Spread on bagels, focaccia bread, or your favorite slice of bread.
NancyC |
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