Smoky Cream Cheese (As a Dip or for Many Other Uses)
5 mins (prep 5)
9 ingredients
12 servings
This is such a versatile recipe. I created it as a dip to go with raw vegetables (such as celery and carrot sticks), but found that it worked very well as a substitute for sour cream on mashed potatoes. A friend who tried it said it would also be good as a dipper for some seafood items -- just add some sweet chili sauce. Hope you try it and let me know how you used it. UPDATE: Thanks everyone for trying this for the Ready, Set, Cook contest. Based on comments, I have adjusted the amount of lemon called for in the ingredients. We love lemon and the original recipe called for 1 lemon, zest and juice. Decide for yourself, based on your taste.preferences.

Categories:  <-15-mins , easy , 3-steps-or-less , quick , low-carb , appetizer , low-in... , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (21.15 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.88 Calories from Fat 11.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.29g 23.84%
Saturated Fat 0.74g 44.63%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 4.44mg 17.77%
Sodium 126.79mg 63.39%
Total Carbohydrate 2.38g 9.51%
Dietary Fiber 0.51 g 24.41%
Sugars 0.57 g %
Protein 1.9g 45.67%
Vitamin A 38.4IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 56.0mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
roasted garlic, dried thyme, smoked paprika