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Feta Cheese Package

Feta Cheese Package
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 5 hr 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 24

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

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)

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Don't be afraid of using the entire bulb of garlic, once it's roasted, garlic tastes so sweet and creamy, it's ready to simply spread on bread and eat.
  • Prepare and shape cheese mixture one day in advance; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Add bell pepper ribbon before serving.
  • Instead of shaping the cheese into the shape of a package, use it to fill a holiday container. Arrange a red pepper "bow" on top, and cover and refrigerate it until serving time.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
18%
18%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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