Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese is great for bagels, toast, and more. Let’s upgrade our basic cream cheese with just a few simple ingredients!

I enjoy a good bagel and cream cheese situation when I’m in the mood for a simple no fuss breakfast. This herb and garlic cream cheese is packed with so much flavor layered into every bite.

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What to serve with herb and garlic cream cheese

I’m all about the brunch stations. You can fancy things up by adding this cream cheese to a bagel board for a weekend brunch with the family or if you’re hosting brunch at home. The cream cheese pairs so well with capers and lox.

  • I enjoy the cream cheese on toast or crackers as a snack or appetizer.
  • Spread it on a sandwich with your favorite meat and veggies for a nice change from mayo.
  • Add to a pan of sautéed spinach for a yummy creamed spinach dish.
  • Use it to stuff chicken or fish.

Tips for making herb and garlic cream cheese

  • You can use a block or a tub of cream cheese.
  • Leave your cream cheese out for an hour or so on the counter to soften it up before mixing.
  • This recipe calls for garlic powder but you can use fresh garlic if you like. If using fresh garlic, I would use less than a ¼ teaspoon because the flavor will be stronger than garlic powder. Also make sure you mince the garlic very finely.
  • If you are making this to serve at brunch, I would prepare this the day before serving so the flavors really have a chance to set. 
  • Use a hand mixer for this recipe –unless you are trying to get a wrist work out! 

Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Shanelle Fisher
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • hand mixer


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh dill chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt


  • 1. Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese until creamy and smooth.
    2. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.
    3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. You can store into the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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