Smoked Salmon and Chives Cheesecake Recipe
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Smoked Salmon and Chives Cheesecake Recipe

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With colorful flecks from diced red pepper and chives, this savory cheesecake is a pretty addition to an appetizer buffet. Its wonderful rich flavor has a pleasant touch of smoky salmon. Slice it into wedges and serve with your favorite crackers.—Virginia Galloway, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Jarlsberg cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 package (3 ounces) smoked salmon or lox, chopped
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 196 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute the onion, red pepper and garlic in oil until tender; set aside to cool.
  2. Line the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the chives, cheeses, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper sauce and reserved onion mixture. Fold in salmon. Pour into prepared pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Serve with crackers. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Salmon and Chives Cheesecake in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2009

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 187633
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"I made this awhile ago and so delicious. I made two today for a church function tomorrow. it first seems like a lot of fiddle but Well worth the work. Just lovely and keeps for a few days well. Enjoy. Janet"

tika07 User ID: 7250105 169397
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"I know this is an old recipe but I came across it while looking for smoke salmon recipes and it is to die for. I took the advice of the one reviewer's comments and did individual sizes and gave them for gifts. What I would like to know is can this recipe be frozen."

Kimmylouu User ID: 4493442 103630
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Made this Smoked Salmon Cheesecake for a neighborhood party with crackers and served with olives. Total hit-fantastic and easy to make. My neighbor asked for the recipe and I would definetly make it again. Not fishy tasting at all-great flavor. A tip is that I used small spring form pans that are for individual sized cheesecakes (Legourmet chef) and made several small ones. Try it, you'll love it!"

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