Creamy Herbed Cheese Spread Recipe

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This tasty herb spread is terrific on top of crackers or served with fresh veggies. Preparing it in the blender yields a creamy concoction. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh savory or 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 53 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Place cottage cheese and cream cheese in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the chives, parsley, thyme, basil, savory and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Herbed Cheese Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p160

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