This super easy roasted red pepper cream cheese spread is not only great on a bagel, but it makes a wonderful dip for crackers and chips too!
If you love cream cheese schmears, you will want to check out this easy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Schmear too!
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Are you the type to buy bagels, then several flavored cream cheese to spread on top?
My kids love Trader Joe's gluten free bagels for breakfast, and I used to buy several different cream cheeses to go with them. Flavored cream cheeses could get expensive because flavored cream cheeses cost more than plain cream cheese.
I had no idea how easy it was to make my own cream cheese schmear in different flavors. Savory or sweet, the process is the same for any flavor you want to create. This roasted red pepper spread is as easy as it gets!
This roasted red pepper cream cheese is perfect to serve with your breakfast or brunch.
All you need is cream cheese and a flavoring, like these roasted red peppers and garlic. Like things spicy?
Add a few slices of jalapeno! Need something sweeter for the kids? Add fresh strawberries and a little honey! This easy flavored cream cheese recipe is so adaptable! Have some friends over for brunch and make a cream cheese bar for those gluten free bagels!
Put your ingredients into a Cuisinart, or food processor, and mix. I love this little food processor attachment that came with my immersion blender. It makes this red pepper cream cheese so easy to make!
This blender/food processor is easy to set up, and even easier to clean!
Here I added garlic, olive oil, cream cheese, roasted red peppers, and garlic. Blend until the mixture is creamy. Serve right away, or store in a sealed container in your refrigerator because this will last for up to a week.
If you are looking for a dip made with cream cheese, this will quickly become your favorite because you can use it in so many ways.
What is cream cheese schmear used for?
The obvious use for a cream cheese schmear is to top bagels...but there are more uses! Why not use it for an appetizer?
Cream cheese dips are also delicious on crostini, like in this Spicy Shrimp over Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Crostini appetizer. Or, if you want something quick, simply dip your favorite crackers into this. You can also dip vegetables and chips into this schmear!
How long will this spread last?
This cream cheese spread should last in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What will you spread this cream cheese schmear recipe on?
More Delicious Pepper Recipes to Try:
- Easy Shishito Red Pepper Soup
- Sweet Pepper Fritatta
- 8 Ways to Fall In Love with Shishito Peppers
- Ground Beef Stuffed Pasilla Peppers
Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Spread
- 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
- 8 ounce package of light cream cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- Salt to taste
- *optional 1/2 (or more) fresh jalapeno for some kick.
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
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