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Fireside Cheese Spread Recipe

Fireside Cheese Spread Recipe

When our family and friends get together for holidays or other occasions, I serve this appetizer. It's always a success. If you prefer, try a Swiss cheese spread instead of the cheddar. And, if you enjoy garlic, substitute a small clove of minced garlic for the garlic powder. —Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 container (16 ounces) cheddar cheese spread, softened
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Snipped fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a medium bowl, combine cheese spread, cream cheese, butter, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Blend thoroughly. Chill at least 3 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 95 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Fireside Cheese Spread

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camel2
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"We have used this recipe for many years and it is always a hit. Just for variety I use port wine cheese or a combination of the Cheddar and Port Wine and this year I used part Asiago. Great Recipe"

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PrplMonky5
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"This was pretty good! You definitely have to let it sit because when I tried it right after making it, it didn't taste too great. I think next time I will try a different cheese spread and maybe add more Worcestershire sauce (personal preference). I did cut the recipe in half for just my husband and me, but it was still a LOT. May try to cut it down even more next time."

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Kitty63
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Delicious!! I used 3 cloves fresh garlic, and added dried chives because I forgot to buy parsley. I also omitted the butter, but it might have been easier to hand-mix had I added it. I was just trying to reduce the fat content. So yummy!!"

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evey8
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"This looks like just the recipe I've been looking for. Thanks :-)!"

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AmyE007
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Easy recipe. At first I was put off by having to waste a whole package of perfectly good cheese spread on a recipe that I did not know would turn out. However, sometimes you need just an easy, different and tasty treat. Texture is fluffy and we liked with Triscuits and pretzels the best. Would be great for a party or we made and enjoyed for our weekend of football. Until you know for sure you like this recipe, I would consider cutting this in half as it makes ALOT of cheese spread. We will do this again."

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raemargaret
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"EXCELLENT"

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crazycatlady58
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"I love this recipe it is fast and very tasty."

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Blessings1943
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Try smoked Spanish paprika for more depth of flavor. Easily found online, and makes many dishes more interesting."

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jossgirl
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

" This is a very tasty spread that my guests like a lot - however, I would not hesitate to make a substitution or two if I were out of an ingredient, or just wanted a little different flavor on occasion. For example, I like finely chopped nuts in my cheese spreads."

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QNAUTHOR
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This is a delicious holiday treat. "

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lilmistakesimake
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"I've made this a few times throughout the Holidays & get- togethers we have had and its always really easy and yummy paired with some crackers, pita chips, & last time I even sliced a french baguette and served it with toasted slices and as always its raved about & enjoyed! "

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Leslie203
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"This is delish ! "

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Pikel
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Great!"

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powerma
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"love it"

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powerma
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Have made it twice and it is a big hit and so easy"

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stillinlove
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Amazing! I loved it. I'm so glad I stumbled over this recipe. This is one of my new favorites. I'm going to make this whenever they want a good dip. Thank you so much for providing me with this recipe. :D"

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carolynsimons
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"This recipe is great and I've made it for years since it was first published! I like to add liquid smoke to give it that nice fireside flavor."

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