Smoked cream cheese is the easiest and BEST appetizer out there. If you haven't smoked cream cheese yet, you are in for an absolute treat with this dish!Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe
Smoked Cream Cheese is the viral trend smoking social media! Backyard smoking enthusiasts everywhere have been making this Summer smoked cheese and now we know why.
This cream cheese creation is freakin' AMAZING.
I, like anyone in the digital world, can be skeptical of some new food trends. Many look good, but they aren't worth much more than that.
However, this TikTok recipe is completely worth the hype.
The conclusion: Before the Summer comes to a close, you need to smoke some cheese.
Now, I know what some of you may be thinking and no, the cream cheese is not overly smokey.
In 1 hour, you will have the perfect balance of smoky and creamy goodness.
Cream Cheese: For this recipe, you will need 8 oz of Cream Cheese (1 entire block).
I used Low fat cream cheese as well as regular to see how they would come out and both worked great.
Rub: To get all that great flavor, you will need 1 tbsp of Honey Rub.
Additional Ingredients (that I highly recommend)
Freeze the cream cheese. Start off by placing your cream cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once chilled, score the top of the block of cream cheese in a crosshatch pattern then season on all sides with honey rub.
Smoke the cream cheese. Once chilled and rubbed, place the block of cream cheese on a wire rack wrapped with foil and smoke at 200 degrees F. for about 90 minutes.
Let cool. Once the cream cheese has been smoked let it cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.
Serve and Enjoy! Drizzle with honey and serve with fresh fruits, like grilled peaches and toasted baguette.
What to serve with Smoked Cream Cheese
Something I love about this recipe is how versatile it is. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this smoked cream cheese recipe has a place on the table.
- Bagel Chips
- Chopped Vegetables like carrots and celery.
Spread it on:
Grill Set Up
Grill and/or smoker setup should be on the the lowest temp. My pellet grill was set to 200 degrees F.
For this recipe, I used a pellet smoker and it was great!
I used Kingsford Classic blend wood pellets and it provided a nice balanced flavor.
If you are looking for something more fruity profile with a great smokey flavor, I recommend using cherry or applewood pellets.
If you are looking for something milder and less smokey, I recommend using hickory.
Provided you and/or your friends and family don't devour this immediately, you can store the leftovers for later.
Place your smoked cream cheese in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Pro-Tip: Do not freeze your cheese, it will change/ruin the consistency and flavor.
Smoked Cream Cheese Variations
Spice it up ... literally! I love this recipe because you can always change it up.
Next time you make this recipe, consider the following variations:
- Jams and fruits
- Use everything bagel seasoning
- Add jalapanos
- Add bacon crumbles
- Consider BBQ sauce with bacon
- Drizzle olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and herbs and spices
- Dessert version: Brown sugar, cinnamon, and sugar
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Smoked Cream Cheese on the Pellet Grill
- 8 oz Cream Cheese 1 block
- 1 tbsp Honey Rub
- 1 loaf Toasted Baguette or Crackers
- 1 tbsp Honey
- Grilled Peaches
- Place cream cheese in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once chilled score the top of the block of cream cheese in a cross hatch pattern then season o all sides with honey rub.
- Place the block of cream cheese on a wire rack wrapped with foil then smoke at 200 degrees F. for about 90 minutes.
- Oce the cream cheese is smoked let cool for about 10 minutes before transfering to a serving plate. Drizzle with honey and serve with fresh fruits (grilled peaches) and toasted baguette