Parmesan Spread

I had a couple of slightly testy emails after last Saturday’s English Muffin Bread recipe, getting on my case for holding out on y’all. They were talking about the pretty little dish of spread in the last photo: “what is that?” “it looks good!” “you are going to give us the recipe, right?”

So, being the responsive blogger that I am – this is Parmesan Spread. I worked at this cute little gourmet restaurant in my hometown for awhile after both of the girls had started school and I got this recipe from the chef there, Lisa. I don’t know where she got it but she used it as a melted topping on a particular sandwich they served. Unless the employees had pounded it all down on baked potatoes, toasted croissants or bagels. It is sinfully good and very easy to make. No foufy-poufy hand-grated or smashed-and-minced ingredients either. It’s all straight out of the store packaging for this one.ingred
In a small mixing bowl place
8 ounces softened cream cheese [the lowfat kind is just fine here]
4 ounces softened butter
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika [smoked or regular]
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5-6 grinds black pepperinbowlBeat until thoroughly combined.mixerLet sit at room tempurature for a couple hours to blend the flavors. Keep refrigerated thereafter. It does get quite hard under refrigeration, so you need to take it out to bring it back to room temp before serving.mixedThen you can spread it on just about anything to your heart’s content.crackersLike English Muffin Breadtoast

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15 Responses to Parmesan Spread

  1. Ellyn says:

    You bought that parmesan at my house. So exciting.

    Anyway, looks like good stuff. Wait, I know it’s good. Way good.

  2. Mental P Mama says:

    Ohhhhh. With a nice glass of Shiraz….

  3. Cam says:

    Thumbs up!

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Yum!

  5. Janis says:

    This looks so good!

  6. Daryl says:

    You think its easy to scroll past delish looking food? It is not.

    I gain weight each time you post a recipe … ;-)

  7. Pearl says:

    grrr. stop being an enabler. :)

  8. TSannie says:

    Yum!

  9. Karen K says:

    Oh. My. Bob. Excuse me, I have to go to the kitchen now….

  10. Cynthia says:

    enough already!!! I have already made English muffin bread 3 times this week.

    Now I have something totally sinful to spread on it?!?!?

    It’s just not right…..

  11. Country Girl says:

    Mental’s right. A nice glass of Shiraz would go splendid-do-dad-diddly with this!

  12. Egghead says:

    Kate’s splendid-do-dad-diddly! Ha ha! Perfect sentiment. I agree.

  13. Alisa@Foodista says:

    Oh my…I have to make this! You sure make the yummiest food!

  14. Kevin says:

    Cream cheese and parmesan, oh my! It sounds really good!

  15. Karly says:

    Noooo! I have been taking a break from all the cream cheese based dips and spreads, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to pass this one up. I must make it. Now.

    Darn it.

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