Feta Cheese Package

Roast garlic into an irresistibly aromatic spread, then blend with cheese and red bell pepper for a pretty spread.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 5 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
medium garlic bulb
1
tablespoon olive oil
8
oz. feta cheese, crumbled (2 cups)
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons finely chopped roasted red bell pepper (from a jar)
2
whole roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut about 1/8-inch top off of garlic bulb and discard. Place garlic bulb on sheet of foil. Drizzle with oil; wrap in foil. Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 45 minutes or until garlic is soft. Cool 5 minutes. Unwrap; cool 30 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 2 With small spoon, scoop out soft garlic pulp into food processor bowl with metal blade. Discard skins. Add feta and cream cheese; process about 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gently stir in chopped roasted pepper.
  • 3 On sheet of plastic wrap, shape cheese mixture into 4-inch square, 1 1/2 inches thick. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • 4 To serve, unwrap cheese; place on serving plate. Smooth top and sides with small metal spatula. Cut eight 4-inch strips from whole roasted peppers. Wrap cheese square from center down sides with 4 strips of roasted pepper to resemble ribbon. Use 2 strips for loops of bow; use remaining 2 strips for ties that hang over edge of cheese package. Serve with assorted crackers or toasted baguette slices.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe
    Calories
    70
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    18%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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