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Chive and Onion Cream Cheese

This chive and onion cream cheese is perfectly spreadable and can be double-whipped to make it ultra-light and fluffy. It’s perfect spread on a toasted bagel. My favorite is my version of a Tasty Turkey Bagel! It also makes a creamy and flavorful spread for veggie sandwiches, crackers, and appetizers

A bowl of double whipped chive and onion cream cheese spread.

I prefer a savory breakfast, and this stuff spread on a freshly toasted bagel is one of my favorites! It’s also amazing to use as the base for loaded veggie sandwiches. Yum! 

It only needs 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make. It remains perfectly spreadable even after refrigeration. It’s perfect spread on a toasted bagel. It also makes a creamy and flavorful spread for sandwiches, crackers, and appetizers. 

Ingredients

Ingredients for making chive onion cream cheese.

Regular, full-fat cream cheese makes a rich and creamy spread. You can use reduced fat, but it won’t be as creamy. 

Heavy cream helps make the whipped cream cheese light and spreadable. If you don’t have heavy cream, use milk, half & half, sour cream, or plain Greek yogurt. 

Dried minced onions for concentrated onion flavor that doesn’t get soggy.

Use fresh chives if you have them. They’re easy to grow in a garden or in pots! Use freeze dried chives if you can’t find fresh ones.

A pinch of salt makes those flavors pop!

Substitutions

Make a vegan and dairy-free chive and onion spread: Use a vegan cream cheese substitute and your favorite unsweetened plant-based milk.

How to make chive and onion cream cheese

Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, dried onion, and salt to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix it on high, until light and fluffy.

Now, add the chives and mix until they are incorporated. You can stop here if you’d like. This is a wonderful chive and onion cream cheese. Go ahead and refrigerate it until you’re ready to eat. It gets better as it sits!

If you want to make double-whipped chive and onion cream cheese, cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

A bowl of homemade double whipped chive and onion cream cheese.

Now, remove the chilled spread from the fridge and use your hand mixer to whip it again. Don’t let it soften!

That’s it. Double-whipped cream cheese is airy, fluffy, and light.

Storage

Store in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge. A pint jar or a pint deli container works great.

How to serve Chive and Onion Cream Cheese

A bowl of homemade double whipped chive and onion cream cheese spread.

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Chive and Onion Cream Cheese

A bowl of double whipped chive and onion cream cheese spread.

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A fluffy chive and onion cream cheese spread that’s perfect for bagels and crackers. Quick, easy, and made with wholesome, simple ingredients.

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • plus 1 hour to soften the cream cheese:
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 1.25 cups 1x
  • Category: Spread
  • Method: Whip
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons chives (fresh or freeze-dried)

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, dried minced onion, and salt to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer with the beater attachments to whip the mixture on high until smooth and fluffy. Then, add the chives and mix them in.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

Notes

For double whipped cream cheese: Refrigerate the prepared chive and onion cream cheese for at least 1 hour. Then, use a stand mixer to beat the chive and onion cream cheese on high heat until fluffy.

Storage: Store in a sealed container for up to a week in the fridge. A pint jar or a pint deli container works great.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 83
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 100.5 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.7 mg

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