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Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe

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Don’t miss the flavor of this Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe! It’s the perfect topping for sandwiches, toast, bagels – and more! Flavorful recipes like this can be added to main dishes or simple appetizers.

You’ll love having this option to eat with dinner or as a snack. Keeping carrot sticks and celery handy to dip into and munch on is also a great idea.

Everyone always loves the flavor of this cream cheese dish, and I agree! The garlic comes through really well with each bite without being overly overpowering.

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe

Once you make this garlic spread, you can literally add it to anything! A toasted bagel topped with a bit of this sounds like a great snack.

You could also make this a fun dip or spread for parties, where everyone can dish out the amount they want and enjoy eating at their leisure.

If you’re a fan of sweet and savory, you could pair this with nutty bread to make it a hearty snack for the day. Options are always good!

How do I know if cream cheese is spoiled?

Start by checking the expiration date on the packaging; if the date has passed, it’s safer to discard it. However, even if it’s within date, there are other signs to look for.

Examine the texture and color of the cream cheese—if it appears dry, crumbly, or has developed a yellowish or greenish tint, it’s likely gone bad. A sour or off smell is another strong indicator of spoilage. Finally, if you notice any mold growing on the surface, it’s time to throw it out.

Always trust your senses; if anything seems off, it’s better to err on caution.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is a great way to stop stressing and whip up easy meals! I love how simple and easy it is to plan the dishes for the day, week, and month!

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Vegetable Side: Roasted Spring Vegetables Recipe

Starch Side: Oven Steak Fries Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Lavender and Elderflower Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Shirley Temple Soda Cupcake Recipe

Best Dip Recipes:

Once you make this Herb Cream Cheese Recipe, it’s time to start thinking about all the other dips and spreads you can make! The options are endless, but here are some of my favorites!

This Triscuit BBQ-Bacon Party Spread is a great option for summer!

Make this Christmas Cookie Dip Recipe for a fun and sweet treat.

This Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread Recipe is the perfect fall dip!



The flavor of this Texas Trash Dip Recipe has everyone wanting more!

Nutella Hazelnut Spread is a delicious party snack and dip!

If you want a simple party spread recipe, try these 25+ Sour Cream Dip Recipes!

Gather the simple ingredients needed to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe!

How long does it take to soften cream cheese to room temperature?

Generally, it takes about 30 minutes to an hour for an 8-ounce block of cream cheese to soften when left out on the counter. You can cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces to expedite the process, allowing it to warm up more quickly.

If you’re in a hurry, you can also place the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it on low power for 15-20 seconds, checking frequently until it reaches the desired consistency. However, be cautious not to overheat it, as this will affect its texture and taste.

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Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Recipe is the perfect spreadable treat!


  • 8 ounces softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dill
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Chives


  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Beat the spices into the cream cheese with an electric mixer until cream cheese is smooth and spices are well incorporated, about 2 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/16/2024

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