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Cheese Spreads

Looking for recipes for cheese spreads? Taste of Home has the best cheese spread recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Three-Cheese Dunk

Three-Cheese Dunk

Three-Cheese Dunk

The cottage cheese in this dip is pureed, so even folks who don't care for the texture of cottage cheese will gobble it up. It's a versatile dip that can be served with fruit, vegetables and crackers.—Bibs Orr, Oceanside, California

Cream Cheese Chili Spread

Cream Cheese Chili Spread

Cream Cheese Chili Spread

Looking for something wonderful to boost the flavor of your bagel? Spread on the tasty topper concocted by Alice Guzman of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Pepped up with a little chili powder, her pleasant spread adds punch to a warm toasted bagel at breakfast, brunch or snacktime.

Easter Bunny Cheese Spread

Easter Bunny Cheese Spread

Easter Bunny Cheese Spread

FOR an Easter party at our church, I created this fun rabbit centerpiece from a cheese ball recipe. My children enjoyed decorating the bunny. We used carrots for his ears and mini jelly beans for the eyes, nose and buttons. The cheesy spread has great flavor and is perfect for serving with crackers or veggies. My aunt, Clarice Paulson, who always serves this recipe on holidays, shared it with me.—Beth Paulson, De Pere, Wisconsin
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Layered Cheese Spread

Layered Cheese Spread

Layered Cheese Spread

I tried this appetizer at bridge club and thought it was so attractive, not to mention delicious! It's nice to have a different way to serve a cheese spread.

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

"This is such a simple appetizer, but it's one of the most delicious I've ever tasted," says Chris Greissinger of Hollis, New Hampshire. The rich onion mixture is terrific served with crackers or tortilla chips.

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

If you like olives, you’ll love this special cheese ball from LaVerne Vinzant of Catawba, Wisconsin. “I received the recipe from a friend many years ago and am always asked to make it,” she writes. TIP: “I like to prepare this ahead of time and chill it for at least 3 hours. You can serve it with any snack cracker.”

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Ramen noodles are the secret ingredient in this savory appetizer. “This is great to take to school functions, church fellowships and family holiday gatherings,” says Phyllis Stanley of Avery, Texas. TIP: “If you’re in a hurry, don’t form it into a ball. Simply serve it right away as a spread for crackers,” Phyllis suggests.

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

It seems like I'm always hosting a shower, birthday or other celebration. This spread is fast to fix.

Brie with Almonds

Brie with Almonds

Brie with Almonds

This nut-topped cheese round looks so elegant and impressive for holiday occasions. No one will guess that the recipe is actually a snap to prepare.—Mildred Aydt, Chanhassen, Minnesota

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Appetizer Blue Cheese Logs

Three kinds of cheese and some curry powder make this cheese log a little more lively than most.

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
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