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Make-Ahead Triple Cheese Spread Recipe

This simple cheese spread appeals to every palate, so I rely on it often. It's a no-fuss favorite of mine because it can be made 2 days before your gathering and then refrigerated. —Angie Meyers, Chamberburg, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise, milk, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce until smooth. Fold in cheese and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 105 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.