The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile photo of Erica Lea

Rosemary and Thyme Spread

Posted by in Step-by-Step Recipes

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

 
Five. Simple. Ingredients. Seriously! That’s all that goes into this ultra-simple yet super-yummy dip. You’ll weep when you realize how easily it comes together. Okay, maybe you won’t have quite that emotional reaction, but you’re sure to be pleased at how quickly you’ll have it on the table.

Let me show you how!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Here are the five simple ingredients: cream cheese, dried rosemary, dried thyme, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Place the cream cheese in a bowl and mash it around a bit with a fork.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Add 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

And 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Grind in some black pepper.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Here are your five ingredients in all their glory.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Mash it around with your fork until well mixed.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

All mixed up.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

Spread on your favorite crackers. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Rosemary and Thyme Spread. Guest post and recipe from Erica Kastner of Cooking for Seven.

 
Notes:
 
1. This spread is best if you allow it to come to room temperature. This really allows you to taste the flavors.

2. It’s best to choose crackers without a lot of extra flavor so they don’t overpower the dip.

3. If you wish, you could try using fresh ingredients instead of dry. However, you will need to increase the amounts since dried herbs are more “concentrated.”

 
 

Printable Recipe

Rosemary & Thyme Spread

See post on Erica Lea’s site!
5.00 Mitt(s) 3 Rating(s)3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 8

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

A delicious blend of spices and cream cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Thyme
  • ¼ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper

Preparation Instructions

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Serve with crackers, toast, or crostini.

 
 
_______________________________________

Erica Berge shares her wonderful recipes and amazing food photography on her blog, Cooking for Seven. She also writes about crafts and posts more of her beautiful photography in her personal blog, EricaLea.com. There really isn’t much that this amazing young lady can’t do, and we’re thrilled she does some of it here.

 

33 Comments

Comments are closed for this recipe.

Profile photo of timbuck2mom

timbuck2mom on 5.14.2011

I am going to try this today! It sounds delicious!!

Cassie on 5.9.2011

Sounds yummy!

Anne S. on 5.8.2011

I love this spread – I add a little finely minced red onion for some additional flavor!

Michelle on 5.8.2011

Lovely! Super simple way to doll up a spread. I also do this to butter….. just imagine….

teresa on 5.7.2011

made it today! Going to enjoy as part of our mother’s day deliciousness!

Profile photo of Laurie {Simply Scratch}

Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 5.5.2011

Yum! Simple and delicious… I love this recipe!

Bruna on 5.5.2011

I just loved the recipe. I will try to make it tomorrow for sure and I will let you know.
Seems super good!

Bruna on 5.5.2011

I just loved the recipe. I will try to make it tomorrow for sure and I will let you know.
Seems super good!

laura @ glutton for nourishment on 5.5.2011

i love how simple this is! sounds tasty.

Happy When Not Hungry on 5.5.2011

How and quick and easy this is. Great recipe! Looks delicious!

slickquilter on 5.5.2011

I also use fresh herbs straight from my garden, ground in a mortar; the grinder is a great idea. I like a little mashed garlic, a variety of thyme flavors and more of a black pepper blend in my spread. The spread is wonderful on warm fresh sourdough bread.

Profile photo of llender2

llender2 on 5.5.2011

Generally a 3 (fresh) to 1 (dried) ratio is used for herbs, as always start slow then add more if needed. I have a coffee grinder specifically for grind herbs that way, no needles!

Profile photo of EatLiveRun

EatLiveRun on 5.5.2011

Love those five ingredient recipes!! This looks great!

Jenny on 5.5.2011

Looks divine! It does appear, however, that you labled your photos wrong. You have the photo of the thyme listed as rosemary and the rosemary listed as the thyme. I think this is causing some confusion with other commenters thinking they need to find ground rosemary. At first, I too thought it was ground rosemary, but when I looked at the thyme photo, I realized that thyme doesn’t look like that dried. Other than that, I cannot wait to make this. It looks yummy! :)

Amy | She Wears Many Hats on 5.5.2011

Simple recipes are my favorite because they’re the ones I actually use and end up going back to in a pinch. Yum!

kimberlycun on 5.5.2011

love this recipe. thanks for sharing. tired of the same old cheese spread

Patsy R. on 5.5.2011

Dang it, just stumbled on some of your recipes on facebook. I am 72 yrs & have been trying to convince my family that I am tired of cooking, after all these yrs. Well, your recipes sound sooo good can’t wait to fix some. Subscribed to your newsletter & am excited to receive it.
Ty, I think, not sure cause I was getting out of lots of work. lol

SylSu on 5.4.2011

I’ve made this for my kids afterschool snack tomorrow. I’ll serve it on Wasa crackers. I used Italian seasoning instead of the individual amounts of thyme & rosemary. I think they’ll really enjoy it.

Jennifer F. on 5.4.2011

Ooooh, that looks amazing! I bet it’d work as well with Tofutti in place of the cream cheese… I’ll give it a try! :)

Heather Bell on 5.4.2011

That looks like a yummy summer snack! Thanks!

Lauren @InsideMyPresent on 5.4.2011

What if I wanted to use fresh herbs? By how much would I increase or decrease the herbs? Dried herbs are stronger, no?

Profile photo of Wenderly

Wenderly on 5.4.2011

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest.

This is no exception!

Looks divine!

Mary @ Mary's Nest on 5.4.2011

I love this! It’s so easy and simple, yet so delicious – similar to the much more expensive Boursin.

Thanks for sharing.

Love,

Mary

AngAK on 5.4.2011

it’s homemade boursin. probably cheaper and better than Allouette brand.

Terri-Lynn on 5.4.2011

Seriously! Anything with rosemary get’s my vote Though I think I would go with the fresh stuff I’m currently growing.

Profile photo of westmonster

westmonster on 5.4.2011

Ooooh, that sounds yummy! I also LOVE samarahuel’s goat cheese idea!

Sarah Jo on 5.4.2011

This is already in my recipe binder. It’s so tasty and I’m reminded that we haven’t had it in a while, so I should make it!

jessabea on 5.4.2011

Cream cheese? Of course! Add delectable herbs? I’m all for it! On a cracker, or bread or a spoon? Okay!

Heather @ Heather's Dish on 5.4.2011

Anything that gives me extra reasons to eat bread or crackers is good…the rosemary is just a bonus!

Profile photo of maryw

maryw on 5.4.2011

This is one of my favorite Tasty Kitchen recipes. I have used fresh herbs before, and it’s super yummy! I usually let it sit for an hour or longer so the flavors can kick in.

samarahuel on 5.4.2011

I am making a note to self that it appears you used ground rosemary. I have only ever used whole dried leaves, and unless you’re cooking them over a long period of time, it’s like eating pine needles. Live and learn. :)

I’ve also learned that rubbing the thyme between your fingers/crushing it up a bit in your palm will release some more flavor, too.

I imagine this would be lovely on a bagel, or if you want to get fancy, with softened goat cheese in place of the cream cheese.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions on 5.4.2011

Ohhh I love a good cream cheese spread for crackers. I also think this would be wonderful on a toasted bagel!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 5.4.2011

I have a feeling this is going to become a staple here!