Baked Cheese Spread

This is a little experiment I made that wound up being a total hit at a company party. I really just started throwing stuff together that sounded good and cheesy for an appetizer because I forgot to make one.

Original recipe makes 24 servings


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
12 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups minced fresh basil
3 ounces green onions, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 (16 ounce) loaf garlic sourdough bread, sliced in half lengthwise

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    5 mins


    25 mins


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.
  2. Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir mozzarella cheese and mayonnaise into cream cheese; heat in microwave until mozzarella cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir basil, green onions, tomato, and garlic into cheese mixture; spread onto sourdough bread slices. Arrange bread slices on a baking sheet.
  4. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is golden brown and bubbling, 3 to 10 minutes. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes before serving.


Calories: 197 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12.3 g
Cholesterol: 33 mg
Fat: 13.6 g
Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 6.4 g
Sodium: 224 mg