To Complement a Cheese Plate: Herbed Cheese Dip Recipe

Cooking for a Crowd, Recipes, Small Plates & Snacks
herbed cheese dip
Photo: Leigh Loftus

Photo: Leigh Loftus

Almost every year on Thanksgiving, without fail, I put out a spread – usually a cheese plate with crackers and a rotating dip or two – that my family eats, enjoys and fills up on before the turkey is even out of the oven.

Of course, each year, without fail, we still load our plates with stuffing, sweet potatoes, whole wheat dinner rolls and butternut squash (I swear, we’re not all obese).

So this year, I went a little lighter on the appetizers when planning the Thanksgiving menu. I set out a few cheeses, crackers and a dip that Lydia made when I visited her perfect pantry in October.

herbed cheese dip

Photo: Leigh Loftus

To Complement a Cheese Plate: Herbed Cheese Dip Recipe
Recipe type: Cooking for a Crowd, Small Plates & Snacks
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8-12
  • Herbed Cheese Spread
  • 8 oz whipped butter
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp each dried basil, dill weed, black pepper, thyme
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor fitted with metal blade. Transfer to a bowl or container, and let sit in the refrigerator for two hours or more before serving, to allow the flavors to combine.

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    May 5, 2010 at 11:59 am

    That sounds like a nice “safe” recipe that even the least of adventurous eaters would be okay with! Nice..

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    November 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    you had me at whipped butter!! 🙂 that looks simple and delicious… i could make that!

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    November 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I would love all the compliments with this complement.

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    Chez Us
    November 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This sounds good. I do something similar, we call it “heaven”, I omit the herbs and add lots of gooey blue cheese and black pepper – heaven!

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