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Chive Cream Cheese


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup (8 2 tablespoon servings) 1x

Description

This deli-style chive cream cheese is bursting with fresh flavor! Mix up a batch to slather on bagels, sandwiches and more.


Ingredients

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  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt or 1/2 tablespoon milk, to soften (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make sure the cream cheese is softened. Leave it out at room temperature for 1 hour, or place it on a plate in the microwave, cook 5 seconds, flip over the block of cheese and cook another 5 seconds. (If it’s not room temperature at this point, cook another few seconds, but air on the conservative side.)
  2. Chop the chives. Mix everything together in a bowl, adding a little Greek yogurt, milk or sour cream 1 tablespoon at a time if you’d like a fluffier, more spreadable texture (we used 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt).
  3. Whipped alternative: Make whipped cream cheese by adding 1/2 tablespoon milk and whipping the cream cheese in a food processor or stand mixer. Then add the chopped herbs and pulse until combined.
  • Category: Spread
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Spread
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Chive cream cheese