Dill Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

Basic Dill Cream Cheese Spread

➡️ Searching for the best homemade cream cheese spread recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll find out how to make dill cream cheese spread in 8 steps at home. Some of you might consider that it’s not worth making cream cheese at home because today you can find a lot of types of such products in any supermarket. True, but none can compare to a freshly-made cream cheese in which YOU control all the ingredients and do not contain any preservatives!

➡️ As everyone knows, there are many types of cream cheese spread that contain, in addition to cheese, various ingredients such as mushrooms, ham, herbs, and others. I also make several cream cheese spread recipes at home, and one of my favorites is the one in which I flavor cottage cheese with fresh dill. My easy dill cream cheese recipe enables you to prepare a homemade cheese spread with sweet ricotta cheese or cottage cheese, dill, green onions, and sour cream.

➡️ Those who object that it takes time to prepare dill cream cheese spread at home should abstain because, in fact, you only need very little time and also few ingredients for this. And the result cannot be compared with any commercial product in terms of freshness and quality! Watch the cooking video below and learn how to make a homemade cream cheese appetizer recipe at home using a yummy and easy dill cream cheese spread recipe!

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How to Make Dill Cream Cheese Spread from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a homemade cream cheese spread?

Cottage Cheese

1) 500 g/18 oz of ricotta cheese or cottage cheese
2) 4 tbsp of sour cream (12% fat)
3) a large bundle of green dill
4) 100 g/3.5 oz of green onions
5) some fine salt to taste
6) ground white pepper to taste (optional)
7) 1 tsp of garlic powder or 1-2 garlic cloves, grated (optional)

How to make dill cream cheese from scratch?

Basic Dill Cream Cheese Spread

1) place the cheese into a bowl
2) add sour cream over the sweet cheese
3) chop the dill finely, then add it to the bowl
4) chop green onions and add them to the bowl
5) season the cheese spread with some salt to taste
6) for more flavor, add garlic and white pepper to taste
7) combine ingredients by hand for a rougher texture or by blender for a very fine texture
8) place the cheese spread into the fridge at least for 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors better (recommended)

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Final Notes for the Dill Cream Cheese Spread Recipe

➡️ Cheese spread is used both for sandwiches and various cold appetizers. As a result, it’s very useful to know a few homemade cream cheese spread recipes to enjoy a quick breakfast with a delicious sandwich or to make attractive and delicious appetizers such as stuffed tomatoes, stuffed bell peppers, ham roll-ups, and so on.

➡️ Preparing a homemade cream cheese spread is very easy. You need some fresh sweet cheese, from which some of the best are ricotta and cottage cheese. Drier mozzarella types can be used as well.

➡️ Being so simple, there is not much advice to share about this recipe. It is important to cut the dill as finely as possible, especially if you do not combine the ingredients in the blender at the end.

➡️ As for the flavors used in this recipe, green onion can be replaced with chives or skipped entirely if you don’t like the taste. Pepper and garlic are also optional, however, I recommend you use them because fit very well together with fresh cheese and dill.

➡️ Finally, waiting for some before serving is very important to combine flavors better. Needless to say, when you’re in hurry, you can use the cheese spread immediately. Furthermore, when you make appetizers with dill cheese, you might also use it as soon as you’re ready with it.

➡️ Some of the most delicious cold appetizers that I prepare with this homemade cream cheese recipe include cold stuffed tomatoes, cold stuffed bell peppers, and Bologna or ham roll-ups. Spicy salami matches also very well the taste of this spread, so making roll-ups with this combination is a very good choice.

➡️ An important thing that I underline is to avoid keeping the spread for too many days before serving. This is because the fresh cheese starts fermenting after 24-48 hours and will become sour and bitter. As a result, there is ideal to make the cheese spread in the evening for the next day if you can.

➡️ By the way, you can replace the dill with other aromatic plants such as fresh parsley, coriander, and basil. The resulting cream cheese spreads will be very tasty too!

➡️ Enjoy making dill cream cheese spread from scratch! For additional info, read more about cheese spread types here!

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