Cheese Spread Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: September 8, 2021 Modified: September 9, 2021
Cheese Spread Recipe

This easy cheese spread recipe takes only six ingredients and 10 minutes to make, yet the result is incredible. The sour cream balances out the saltiness of the cheese while the garlic amps up the aroma and taste with its mildly spicy and pungent flavor. You can certainly serve it as an appetizer for birthday parties, intimate celebrations, or as a fancy afternoon snack. Use this cream cheese spread recipe for crackers, soft pretzels, or crunchy vegetables.

Tips on Making this Cheese Spread Recipe

Like a lot of food, the idea that homemade is almost always better than store-bought is true for cheese spread. You get to make it fresh and also control what’s in it. Read on for these helpful tips to ensure fuss-free cheese spread making at home.

  • First, chill the cheese spread before serving. The flavor will improve as the ingredients sit together. You can make this cheese dip a day ahead.
  • Add other delicious ingredients to this basic recipe. You can give it a fresh herby flavor by adding chopped chives and cilantro, for instance. Moreover, you can make it spicy with hot sauce or chili oil. You can also easily turn it into a pimiento cheese by adding a bunch of pimientos and using pepper jack cheese.
  • Enjoy it hot by baking it. It’ll then form a lovely golden-brown crust at the top.
  • Lastly, do not freeze your leftover homemade cheese spread. Otherwise, the repetitive freezing and thawing will make it watery. Keep them in a sealed container in the fridge instead and consume them within two days.

How To Make Cheese Spread

We combined some cream cheese and sour cream for the ultimate cheese spread. It has a slight kick from the garlic and umami flavor from the Worcestershire sauce.

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.

  2. Serve with crackers and vegetables of your choice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 328mg
  • Calories: 612kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 134mg
  • Fat: 61g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Potassium: 213mg
  • Protein: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 27g
  • Sodium: 602mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1423IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you thin out cheese spread?

If your cheese spread turns out to be too thick, just add milk. Remember to this little by little to avoid making it too runny.

What goes with cheese spread?

You can serve cheese spread with tortilla chips, nuts, and sliced fruits. On the other hand, it’s also good to have something sweet like chocolates or fig jam to complement the saltiness of the cheese.

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Conclusion

Serve it to your family and friends and watch them finish it in minutes. Well, no worries because you can whip up another batch of this incredible cheese spread recipe again in just 10 minutes.

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