Veggie Cream Cheese

Before I had kids, I don't think I ever used cream cheese to make anything other then cheesecake. Now, I use it to make everything from Sun Dried Tomato Cream Cheese Spread, to Avocado & Cream Cheese Sammies, to Mini Vanilla Cupcakes, to my favorite, weelicious Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast.

I find cream cheese to be one of the most versatile staples I keep in my fridge. In my experience, just adding a touch of this airy delight to foods kids normally put up a fuss about yields incredible results . I'm sure if you placed some raw carrots and broccoli in a bowl in front of your wee one for a snack you would be met with an, "I'm not eating that!" But toss those same veggies into a food processor with some lovely cream cheese and voila! You have a spread that goes beautifully on crackers, in a sandwich, and best of all, happily in your child's mouth!

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Veggie Cream Cheese (Makes 1 1/2 Cups)

Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, grated
  • 1/2 Cup Broccoli, raw
  • 1 Tbsp Chives, diced
  • 1 Small Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 8oz Pkg. Cream Cheese, softened

Preparation

1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
2. Add the cream cheese and puree until combined.
3. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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12 comments

  • Carolina

    How long will this last in the fridge? Btw, I love your site and have been using your recipes ever since I discovered it. My son loves everything! Keep up the good work!

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    • Catherine

      I made it on friday, and its wednesday and just gave some to the kids for breakfast and they are still perfect! I'm checking it day by day (if it doesn't get eaten up) to see how much longer it could hold. I want to say a week to a week and a half.

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  • Amber

    I get WAY too excited reading your blog. I LOVE this idea!!!

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  • Blanca

    Yum! Weelicious artichoke cream cheese spread is out of this world as well!! So good!

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  • Smcl

    One of my little boy's favourite meals (that he just asked for a whole second sandwich of) is cream cheese and spinach (thawed from frozen and mixed w/ cream cheese). Easy, just spread on bread, cut and serve! He gobbles it up EVERY time! and yay he's eating spinach :)

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  • Valerie

    I am definetely going to make this - my 15 month old loves anything cheese! I am big advocate of freezing things to make life easier when it isn't so...do you think I could freeze portions of this? I've never frozen cream cheese.
    Also, I know you get it a lot, but I LOVE, LOVE your site! I've been turned on to it a couple of months ago from a friend and make something from it every week or so.
    THANK YOU!!!

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    • Catherine

      Thank you! I have never frozen cream cheese either so I wouldn't know. If you do let me know how they turn out!

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  • momma2boys

    Love this! This is a new favorite at our house! yummy!

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  • Stephen

    Has anyone tried making this with yogurt cheese for a healthier alternative?

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  • Caitlin

    This is really good, I actually used grated broccoli stalk for the 1/2 cup broccoli so I could save the florets for dinner this week. I also added 1/2 tsp of paprika. Hope my children think its as good as I do

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  • Aly

    I love this so much! I just chop the vegetables though bc I love the chunks :)

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  • SG

    What is the shelf life of this spread..?

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