Cream Cheese Chili Spread Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 63 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the green pepper, onion, chili powder, salt, cumin, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Chili Spread in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p47

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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ConnieK User ID: 282614 98528
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"This is delicious. A great alternative to the high fat/calorie (and expensive) spreads in bagel shops. Will be making again."

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