Cream Cheese Spreads Recipes

Crab dip, salmon spread, pimiento cheese, and many other popular cheese spreads begin with cream cheese. Browse 70+ trusted recipes for cream cheese spreads complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Crab Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 663
Hot crab dip served in a bread bowl. Perfect for parties!
By Laurie O'Grady

Smoked Salmon Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 259
A delicious and easy spread that always gets many compliments. Serve it with somewhat bland crackers to taste the smoked salmon. You can add some chopped capers for more flavor, if needed. I usually serve this on a nice plate and put the spread in a mold before serving.
By wahine

Salmon Spread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
This recipe is very good and so easy to make. I always serve it when I have a party. Succulent smoked salmon is blended into a creamy, flavorful mixture that's great on crackers or warm bagel slices.

Chive and Onion Yogurt and Cream Cheese Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A delicious, homemade version of the new yogurt and cream cheese spreads in the grocery store. If Greek yogurt is not available, hang your yogurt in a cheesecloth over the sink to drain overnight.

Southern Pimento Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 917
This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

Creamy Cheesy Spinach Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
This recipe doesn't contain mayo or sour cream like most, so it's very cheesy and very delicious. I'm asked for the recipe every time I make it. For those who don't want a strong cheese like Cheddar, you can replace it with anything you like or even leave it out altogether. I like adding the Cheddar because it adds color and a little more flavor.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 5 stars 299
You can't keep showing up at these Super Bowl parties with a bag of chips every year. So, if you're ready to go from snack scrub to appetizer all-star, then give this great baked dip a try.

Pepper Jelly Appetizer

Rating: 5 stars 158
It has a sweet and slight pepper taste. Anyone that tries this loves it and it doesn't get much easier! You should be able to find the jelly in the jelly section at your local grocery store. Serve with crackers.
By Donatella

Canadian Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Attention, cheese lovers! This may be the best cheese spread you've ever had! My friend's mother gave me this recipe over 15 years ago. I always make it around the holidays, or for football and hockey game nights. Everyone begs for this recipe. Turn this into a pub spread by adding a half cup of your favorite dark ale. Use brick cream cheese for a spread, or spreadable cream cheese for a dip. Serve with crispy crackers, toast, or bagels.

Ultra Easy Cream Cheese Dip

Rating: 4 stars 30
This dip is especially for all those football fans to consume while watching their favorite team win. Take it into a crowd, add chips--regular chips are best, but the ruffled style are good, too--and watch 'em eat it up. Before you know it, this dip will be gone.

Mediterranean Dip

Whenever I go to a party, everyone requests that I bring this Mediterranean dip. If you enjoy hummus and veggies, you will like this dip! Serve with homemade pita chips or tortilla chips.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2822
I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Inspiration and Ideas

Canadian Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread
Rating: Unrated 9
"Everyone begs for this recipe. Turn this into a pub spread by adding a half cup of your favorite dark ale." – westcoastmom
Smoked Salmon Spread
Rating: Unrated 20
"I brought it to a golden globe party and it was a hit. Garnished the top with capers, will make this again!" – baker
Best Benedictine Spread
Rating: 4.5 stars 11

This Louisville staple is an easy and refreshing cucumber spread or dip and can be served with almost anything you could imagine. Dipping club crackers or pita and French bread toast points are favorites, but carrot sticks and pretzels are great too. We use it for cucumber sandwiches, spread it onto our BLTs, and use it as a sauce on poached salmon. You can serve it immediately or refrigerate it to firm up and let the flavors meld.