Cheese Spread

Looking for a easy to make basic cheese spread recipe. That can be used on crackers, bread or vegetables.
Thank you.

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Diane Fox - December 8, 2010

I usually do this as a cheeseball, but it could be a spread as well.

2 8oz pkg cream cheese – room temp
2 bundles green onions chopped
2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce

Use your hands to work the worchestershire sauce into the cream cheese, it will turn an light tan color (you can add more if you like a more bold flavor) work in the green onions and that is all there is to it! Form into a ball and wrap with ham or nuts for a cheeseball or just put into a bowl for a spread. Enjoy!

sharon in alabama - December 8, 2010

I make a pimento cheese spread that we use for crackers, sandwiches, etc.

Take 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, a 4oz jar of pimentos, salt & pepper to taste,garlic or onion powder to taste and mayonnaise to taste. I put all ingredients in my food processor, adding mayo as needed. You want it kind of liquidy as the cheese will absorb some of the mayo. Put in airtight container in fridge…..let chill at least 4 hours before serving.

You can use less mayo and make a cheese ball out of it….works well.

Becky - December 8, 2010

This is a recipe from my mother-in-law many years ago. The exact portions I do not remember. This will be good as sandwiches or on crackers. All is consists of is shredded cheese, grated onion (to taste), dab of mustard, mayo. Hope this helps.

Sara - December 8, 2010

If you are looking for a baked cheese spread, this is what I use…

2 c. Mayo
2 c. Shredded Cheese (Colby, Swiss, etc.)
2 T. Grated onion
2 T. Grated Parmasean

Combine mayo, shredded cheese, and onion. Top with parmasean. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Very good on toasts, crackers, veggies, etc.

Jackie - December 8, 2010

Pimento Cheese Spread

1 package Velveeta Shreds
1 small jar chopped pimentos, drained
Pickle relish to taste

Mix all ingredients with enough mayonnaise to make it creamy.

The Best Cheeseball Ever

2 packages cream cheese, softened
8 ounces shredded cheddar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon each: Minced green pepper, Minced onion, Chopped pimento
Chopped walnuts

Mix all ingredients except nuts. Chill and form into ball. Roll in nuts.

Anita - December 8, 2010

Room temperature 8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. shredded cheddar
1/2 c. double strength HV ranch mix (use twice powder that it calls for) in mayo

Mix all together. Not exactly sure on amounts, alter as necessary. Doesn’t get any easier than this!

April - December 8, 2010

I have been making a crab dip spread for years.
1 8oz. pkg cream cheese softened, about half of tub of sour cream,half a package of imitation crab meat chop into small pieces. Mix together, form into a ball, refrigerator till ready to serve, spread with cocktail sauce,serve with crackers,veggies,or what ever you like. This is always a big hit with my family and friends.
I buy the ingredients on sale and store brands. Hope this helps,enjoy!

Becky - December 9, 2010


Pineapple-Cream Cheese Filling or Spread

3/4 cup soft butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg
20 slices bread of your choice
1½ cups soft cream cheese
½ cup pineapple, finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped nuts
Salt and pepper

Combine the butter with cinnamon or nutmeg and spread the mixture over 1 side of each slice of bread. In a small bowl, cream the cream cheese, if necessary, and stir in the pineapple and nuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bacon & Cheddar Spread

1½ cups (6 oz) shredded reduced-fat extra sharp cheddar cheese
5 tablespoons block-style lowfat cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
3½ tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
1¼ teaspoons hot sauce
3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Combine all ingredients except the bread, stirring well.

Blue Cheese Walnut Spread

3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened (lowfat OK)
5 oz creamy blue cheese, rind removed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 (14-oz.) whole grain bread loaves (22 slices)
¼ cup fig, cherry, or apricot preserves

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 5 minutes. Cool completely (about 20 minutes).

2. Stir together walnuts and next 3 ingredients.

Kathy - December 10, 2010

This recipe is good and easy.
You can omit the bacon, onions, and or raisins if you want something more plain. You can also be creative and substitute drained crushed pineapple, pimento, olives, or most any other ingredient that you like.

1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons milk
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Dash pepper
2 tablespoons real bacon bits
1/4 cup raisins 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)

1. In small bowl, mix Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, paprika and pepper with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth
2. Stir in bacon bits, raisins and onions until well blended
3. Serve spread with crackers, fruit or veggies.

Mary Blackburn - March 4, 2011


I have a simple gluten-free cheese ball recipe on my website. You can find it here: if you’re still looking.

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