Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

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When you want to dress up your bagel, crackers, or sandwich, try this super easy and flavorful Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Spread! Try it on my Homemade Bagels or on some Butter Drop Biscuits.

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese in a white bowl

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese | 5 Ingredients

This dip/spread is a super-fancy-super-easy-rather-delightful-anyone-can-make-this kind of thing. An amazing schmear for that bagel/sandwich/cracker you so conveniently happen to have in your hand.  I just KNEW you’d have your half-made lunch ready and waiting for me!

Only five ingredients for the most amazing Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese….mixed up in a bowl…that takes 5 minutes to make…that ends up tasting good enough to sell your firstborn child… Oh em gee.

Main Ingredients Needed

Here is what you’ll need to whip together this quick Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese:

  • Cream Cheese – our creamy tangy base.
  • Chives + Parsley + Lemon Zest- sharp, zingy, and fresh!
  • Garlic- finely minced. I love using fresh garlic for this recipe but the pre-minced stuff works too.
  • Salt & Pepper- to taste.
Cream cheese in a bowl

How to Make Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese | Directions

Really all you do is throw all these ingredients into a bowl and stir. The lemon and garlic combo with the cold and creamy cream cheese is taste bud heaven. And the parsley and chives adds a nice little zing too. Scroll down to see what I made with this cream cheese…

Step 1: Chop Parsley + Chives

Chop parsley and chives.

Step 2: Add Lemon Zest + Garlic

Zest lemon and finely mince garlic.

Step 3: Combine With Cream Cheese

Combine parsley, chives, lemon zest and garlic with cream cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until all incorporated. Ready to serve!

herb and garlic cream cheese in a white bowl

Storing Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

If you have leftovers, store Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Open-Faced Turkey Sammy Idea

I ended up making a little open-faced turkey sammy of sorts with this cream cheese spread on a flatbread, some smoked mesquite turkey and some micro greens {sprouts, alf alfa, spinach etc} on top. SO yummy and perfect for a snack, light lunch or appetizers for a party! How cute would these be at a baby shower or bridal luncheon?

Lemon & Garlic Herb Cream Cheese on a cracker with other ingredients

More Cream Cheese Dips to Try!

So, pick up some herbs, turkey and Crisp breads and make these over the weekend!

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy, friends! 🙂

5 from 8 votes

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

When you want to dress up your bagel, crackers, or sandwich, try this super easy and flavorful Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic finely minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop parsley and chives.
    Chopped scallions
  • Zest lemon and finely mince garlic.
    Garlic and lemon zest
  • Combine cream cheese with parsley, chives, lemon zest and garlic.
    Lemon & Garlic Herb Cream Cheese
  • Mix all ingredients together into a bowl. Delicious on sandwiches, crackers, bagels, etc.
    Lemon & Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

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