Creamy Smoked Cheese Spread

A delicious cheese spread that's ready in just 10 minutes? Yes! This appetizer recipe idea is easy enough to memorize and quick enough for even last minute guests.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.)  Neufchatel cheese, well chilled (See Note.)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder, divided
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika, divided
  • WHEAT THINS Original Snacks

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Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 400°F.


Spray center of small shallow baking dish with cooking spray. Reserve 1 Tbsp. chives for later use.  


Sprinkle top of Neufchatel evenly with half EACH of the garlic powder, then paprika.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the remaining chives onto center of prepared baking dish; cover with Neufchatel, seasoning sides down. Top with remaining garlic powder and paprika. 


Use sharp knife to score top of Neufchatel into cross-hatch design, making cuts about 1/4-inch deep. Sprinkle with remaining chives.


Bake 5 min. or just until Neufchatel is softened and scored cuts start to separate. (Do not over bake.)


Top with reserved chives. Serve with WHEAT THINS.