Spread on the flavor with Mezzetta Everything Spread

Garlic bread is easy to make -- but any recipe that calls for minced garlic can be a real pain. Peeling and mincing garlic is not one of my favorite tasks (not to mention cleaning my hands and utensils afterwards), so I often rely on pre-minced garlic.  Now, Mezzetta Foods, best known for their jarred olives and pickled peppers and specialty Italian jarred foods, has come up with something even better: a Savory Garlic Spread!

It's all part of their new Everything Spreads line, which features savory ingredients blended into a ready-to-use spread.  These spreads are great to add to your favorite recipes (or just a slice of bread!) to give it a burst of flavor.  There are four varieties:  Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, Red Hot Chili Pepper, Olive Parmesan & Garlic, and Savory Garlic.  We received samples of Mezzetta Everything Spreads and we can't wait to try them all!

First up: the Savory Garlic spread.  We used it to make the easiest, most delicious garlic bread ever!  Just spread butter on a baguette, then spread some Savory Garlic on top, then broil. Served it with a caprese salad, it makes a wonderful meal.

The taste explosion doesn't end with garlic bread.  Mezetta's website, www.mezzetta.com, has lots of recipes and ideas for using Everything Spreads.  Here are 5 suggestions they have for using Mezzetta Savory Garlic Everything Spread:

• Make ballpark garlic fries.
• Add to mashed potatoes.
• Toss with pasta.
• Spoon over garden vegetables.
• Make garlic butter for steak.

Savory Garlic is such a versatile spread, I had no problem coming up with 5 suggestions of my own!

• Add to hummus.
• Use to make garlic fried rice.
• Brush onto grilled and buttered corn.
• Brush onto grilled chicken.
• Brush on top of homemade bread rolls or biscuits before baking.

Basically, you can use the Savory Garlic spread on everything you would use minced garlic -- without all the fuss of mincing your own garlic.  Imagine the possibilities when you have all four flavors in your pantry!

You can find Mezzetta Everything Spread at West Coast Safeway stores, Kroger and Raley's stores, and H.E.B. in Texas for about $3.49.  Happy cooking (and eating!)!

Disclosure:I received product samples for review.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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