Smoked Cream Cheese – Tik Tok Recipe

Have you heard about the viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese? It’s one of the best smoked appetizer ideas you can make with a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. Find out how to smoke cheese and get ready for this brand new jalapeno and cheese flavour experience with this tasty appetizer dip.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

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Enjoy a smoked cream cheese appetizer dip with pretzels, chips, crackers, or even veggie crudité dippers. This full-flavoured smoked cream cheese is ideal for any occasion.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

Smoked Cream Cheese Ingredients

In addition to a pound of cream cheese, you’re going to need oil, beer, mustard, sugar, paprika, onion and garlic powders, chilli powder, salt, pepper, and cilantro.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

How to Make this Viral Tik Tok Recipe

First of all you need to preheat a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. Meanwhile put the cream cheese on some foil or in a dish. Mix the oil with some beer then brush this over the cream cheese.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

Mix the dry seasonings together. Toss the sliced jalapenos with the rest of the oil and beer and add some of the seasoning mixture. Season the cream cheese all over with the seasonings.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

After that, score the cheese with a knife and add the jalapenos. Now all that’s left to do is smoke it for about 2½ hours.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

How to Serve Smoked Cream Cheese

Enjoy it warm from the smoker or chilled. This recipe is amazing either way. It’s a super easy appetizer dip and knowing how to smoke cream cheese means you can rustle up this tasty appetizer whenever the craving hits!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

Serve it with crackers, slices of French bread, pretzels, vegetable crudités, or anything else you can think of. You can mix some into a dip that calls for cream cheese or even spread it on toast or over a bagel. For sure it’s one of the best smoked appetizer recipes I’ve ever tried.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

Smoked Cream Cheese Variations

The main ingredients are the cream cheese and some oil but you can vary the seasonings however you wish. Try using a readymade meat or chicken rub instead of the separate seasonings, or how about taco seasoning for a south of the border flavour?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

All-purpose BBQ rub would work, as would everything bagel seasoning. If you love everything bagel seasoning by the way, try these bagel beer dogs too! Curry spices would also work. In fact you can combine whichever seasonings you want and come up with your own concoctions.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

A word of caution though: don’t use any blended rubs where salt is the #1 ingredient because this can make the end result too salty, especially if paired with salty crackers or pretzels! If in doubt, combine the spices called for in the recipe to make your own blend.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

You could even make a sweet version since cream cheese can be paired with fruit and sweet ingredients. It’s also a key ingredient in no-bake cheesecake. Using cinnamon sugar instead of the savoury spices will turn this savoury smoked cheese into a sweet version which would be great served with chopped firm fruits such as apple slices.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

Smoked Cream Cheese FAQs

What kind of cream cheese is best for smoking?

Curious which type of cream cheese makes the best smoked appetizer on a pellet grill or Traeger smoker? Well, I usually use full-fat Philadelphia and it works really well. If you prefer an alternative brand, go ahead and use that. I’m not sure about the reduced-fat options but I think they’d lack the full flavour this appetizer dip recipe deserves!

How do you store leftover smoked cheese?

Keep any leftovers tightly covered and refrigerated. This way they will last a week.

Won’t the cream cheese just melt in the smoker?

Nope, and that’s the great thing about this viral Tik Tok recipe for the pellet grill or Traeger smoker. The texture does change during smoking. It becomes slightly dryer but is still wet enough to spread on crackers or serve as an appetizer dip. The longer you smoke it the more it will dry out but after a couple of hours it should be perfectly done. Keeping the smoker temperature low and smoking it slow means the cream cheese won’t melt like you might assume. It will stay perfectly spreadable.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for smoked cream cheese. This is the best smoked appetizer!

Smoked Cream Cheese Tik Tok Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese made in a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. You will love this appetizer dip.

Smoked Cream Cheese – Tik Tok Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoker
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Bella
Have you heard about the viral Tik Tok recipe for smoked cream cheese? It’s one of the best smoked appetizer ideas you can make with a pellet grill or Traeger smoker. Try out a brand new flavour experience with this tasty appetizer dip.
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Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Ounces beer IPA
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 Teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • ½ Teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro fresh, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cream cheese from packaging and place into a casserole dish or onto foil.
  • Combine olive oil and beer in a small bowl. Brush all sides of the cream cheese.
  • Combine mustard powder, brown sugar, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, ancho chili powder, white pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Slice and seed the jalapeños. Place into a small bowl and toss with remaining olive oil/beer. Add ½ tbsp of the seasoning and stir to coat.
  • Season all sides of the cream cheese with the seasoning mix.
  • Score the cheese using a knife in a crisscross pattern. Next, surround the cheese with the diced jalapenos.
  • Place into the smoker. Smoke the cream cheese for 2 ½ hours.
  • Once ready to serve, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
  • Serve on a platter surrounded by pretzel’s, crackers, chips, or bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Smoked cream cheese is one of the most exciting viral Tik Tok recipe ideas I’ve seen in a while. Discover how to smoke cheese and you can open up a whole new world of incredible appetizer ideas for the pellet grill or Traeger smoker.

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  1. Callie S wrote:

    5 stars
    I would eat this all by myself. it looks amazing!

    Posted 3.20.22 Reply
  2. Elsie S. Stewart wrote:

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s really good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try the recipe.
     

    Posted 10.27.22 Reply