A creamy buffalo cheese spread made with cream cheese, hot sauce, and sour cream. It’s the perfect spicy spread for crackers and vegetables.
This creamy buffalo cheese spread is going to lead to a shocking revelation. I am going to share a little guilty secret of Kim and mine. We are addicted to cheese spreads. Not the high-quality ones either. It all started years ago when our son was in elementary and had to take part in a fundraiser. After reviewing the catalog, we chose to order a simple spreadable cheese for all us to share. We didn’t expect much but were completely wrong.
Once a few weeks had passed, the orders finally arrived. I retrieved our dip from the school and proceeded to give it a try after I got home. It was delicious! I am not proud of admitting that, but that’s how it all started. Since that time, Kim and I have been buying cheese spreads on a regular basis. As you know, those appetizers and snacks aren’t exactly cheap or healthy. Don’t get me wrong; I am not saying this spread is a health conscience choice either. On the other hand, I at least know what’s in it, and I can make as many variations as I want.
The main components of this dish are the same as any party dip. Cream cheese and sour cream are the palette, and the seasonings and spices are what creates the different varieties. For this recipe, I wanted to go with a buffalo sauce flavor because I love buffalo wings and I always have plenty of Frank’s Hot Sauce and vinegar on hand. The rest of the spice mix is similar to a ranch dressing base. This blend mimics the famous bar snack perfectly.
If you don’t care for a buffalo flavor profile, then you can change up the mix slightly. For example, for a ranch cheese spread just increase the dry seasoning amounts and leave out the hot sauce. For a cheddar spread, add a little cheddar cheese sauce, you get the idea. As with most recipes, once you learn the base ingredients, modifying it to your tastes becomes much easier and makes you an adaptable cook. In closing, I wish a long healthy life, love everlasting, and a full tummy!
Preparing this dish only requires a few simple steps. First, remove the cream cheese from your refrigerator at least an hour before you begin the recipe. It must be softened; otherwise, your spread will have beads of unmixed cheese. Next, combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer and then blend them together. The texture should be smooth and velvety. Last, transfer the creamy buffalo cheese spread into a sealed container or your serving dish and refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving. Following these easy instructions will help you make an addictive cheese spread for everyone to enjoy!
Used in this Recipe:
A creamy buffalo cheese spread made with cream cheese, hot sauce, and sour cream. It's the perfect spicy spread for crackers and vegetables.
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
- 2 Tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Sauce
- 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Distilled White Vinegar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 Teaspoon Dill (preferably fresh)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
To begin, remove the cream cheese from your refrigerator at least an hour before you start so that the cheese will soften.
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine all the listed ingredients and blended until thoroughly mixed.
Transfer the cheese spread into a sealed container or serving dish and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
The calorie count is for one ounce (two tablespoons) serving. For best results try to let the cheese spread chill in the fridge for approximately one hour before serving. Can be served with crackers, chicken strips, or vegetables.