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
Prep Time
22 hrs 1 min
Cook Time
22 hrs 1 min
Author: Christy Denney
  • 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.
Recipe Notes

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!!

  15. Christy, are you using sundried tomatoes that are packed in oil?