Creamy Tuscan Spread

This Creamy Tuscan Spread is an appetizer that will be a hit at any get together. Come taste the flavors of Italy.

One of the things that has always been on my bucket list is to go to Italy – along with becoming fluent in Spanish and skydiving. The Spanish thing, I mean come on. I live in Miami. I really have no excuse to not have learned it by now. Skydiving might have
to wait until…well…never now that I’m a mom. Jury’s still out on that one. But Italy, ahhh. I’m sure I will make it there someday. No rush. Quite frankly I get pretty excited these days about a going to dinner and a movie.

Creamy Tuscan Spread | The Girl Who Ate EverythingBut until then, I can get a little closer with this Creamy Tuscan Spread. Tuck this one in the “Seriously Easy and Divine” file. It’s filled with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and onions. You can serve it with crackers, baguette slices, or cucumbers for a low-carb option.


Creamy Tuscan Spread


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped black olives
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, garlic, salt, artichoke hearts and olives together. Add green onions, tomatoes, parsley and chives and mix together until combined.
  2. Chill in the fridge a couple of hours before serving so that the flavors have a chance to blend together.
  3. Serve with crackers, sliced bread, or cucumbers for a lower carb option.


Source: Allrecipes



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  1. A very nice veggie or cracker dip. Blessings , Catherine

  2. Great looking dip! I have a dream to go to Italy one day, too. I think it’ll be a while until I get there, but a girl can dream, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m now officially obsessed with this! So full of veggies!

  4. I’ve recently discovered how much I love the combo of sundried tomatoes and artichokes. Must make soon!

  5. I would like to say that you have some wonderful recipes. I just looked at the No fry ice cream. I was older than a child when I was wondering about that concept LOL. Anywhooooo, flying from Mexico to Italy—-this is a first rate dip. I love it when a dip is chuck full of things. It looks like you worked long into the night over it and it reality it is easy peasy.

  6. I just made this last night! Everyone thought it was soo good…thank you!!!

  7. I need this. This looks so delicious!

  8. My dear,In Italy you’ll not find this creamy.It’s ‘nt italian recipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hmm – don’t know what that was from ‘Sandra’ but moving on . . . I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried it with a non-dairy cream cheese? Do you think the proportions would be the same? Have a ‘dairy-free’ friend for whom I’m always trying to find alternatives to my ‘regular rotation’. This sound soooo YUM!

  10. Do you think it would be okay to make a day ahead for a party?

  11. Would it be okay to make a day ahead of party?

  12. Made this yesterday to take to a party today. Wonderful! I’ll put this on my dip rotation list from here on out. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Made this last night for a appetizer/cocktail party. WOW! What a hit. A real winner.

  14. I made this dip for my girlfriend’s bridal shower on Friday and everyone LOVED it! It was such a hit I’m making it again today for our family get together. Thank you so much for the awesome recipe!!