This scallion cream cheese spread is a ridiculously easy recipe! It whips together in no time and only needs 3 ingredients. I love to spread it on a bagel, make easy appetizers, and use it as a dip for veggies.
What is scallion cream cheese?
Scallion cream cheese is simply regular cream cheese mixed with scallions or green onions to create a delicious and creamy spread. I like to whip the cream cheese with a small amount of heavy cream. It helps to make it fluffy and spreadable, even after refrigeration.
This recipe doesn’t use a bunch of added spices. I like to keep it simple to let the scallion and cream cheese flavors shine.
What are scallions?
Scallions or green onions are mild onions with green tops and a small white bulb. Yep, green onions and scallions are the same thing!
- Cream cheese softened to room temperature
- Heavy cream
- Scallions (green onions)
Pro-tip: Use kitchen scissors to cut the scallions with ease. Then, save the white bulbs with the roots intact and replant them! The green tops will continue to grow. You can harvest them several times. Snip the tops off with scissors and leave the bulb in the ground.
- Chive Cream Cheese: Use ¼ cup chopped fresh chives in place of the scallions.
- Bacon Scallion Cream Cheese: Fold in ¼ cup chopped bacon bits. My oven-baked bacon recipe makes the best crispy bacon for homemade bacon bits!
- Dairy-free and Vegan Scallion Spread: Use 8 ounces of vegan cream cheese substitute and omit the heavy cream.
How to make scallion cream cheese
Add the chopped scallions.
Fold the scallions into the whipped cream cheese mixture using a wooden spoon or a spatula.
That’s it! I told you this is an easy one!
How to store it
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
How to serve scallion cream cheese spread
- Schmear it on a bagel. It’s delicious with lox, cucumber slices, tomato, and onion!
- Make Smoked Salmon Canapes
- Use it as a dip for veggies or spread it on crostini.
- Spread it on your morning toast with a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning.
- Add it to sandwiches.
- Feature it in a brunch spread with various other spreads (like blueberry cream cheese), breads and toppings.
- Make cream cheese and cucumber tea sandwiches.
- Spread it on slices of ham or salami and roll them up for a low-carb snack.
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