Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread (Fun-Food Friday)

Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread, Dip, Creamy Cheddar Cheese Spread

Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread

Sharp Cheddar Cheese is the base for this creamy, dreamy Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread recipe; perfect as a spread for crackers or crusty bread, it’s also smooth enough to use as a dip for fresh vegetables (if served at room temperature). Make this for tailgating, ballgame watching, parties, or just to have as a snack. Ready in minutes, it’s a simple, but elegant and delicious addition to your favorite appetizers. 

People often ask me where I get the inspiration for new recipes. Many times, I’ll see an item in the market and think, “Oh, that sounds good.” I’ll purchase the item for a taste test (don’t let it be said I won’t take a hit for the team), then I’ll either try to recreate it, or figure out a way to improve upon it.

This recipe is a perfect example of doing just that. I saw a cheddar horseradish spread in the store, bought it (even though the ingredients list would make you cringe), tried it and made my own version (minus the chemicals) and, I think, improved it.

Grated cheddar cheese is combined with cream cheese, heavy cream, pure horseradish, and distilled white vinegar in the food processor (or blender), then mixed until smooth and creamy. Once it’s smooth, it’s removed to a bowl and crispy bacon bits are stirred into the mixture. That is all there is to it.

And it’s simply delicious! I’m telling you right now…you really must try it! The tang of the sharp cheddar and horseradish, the crisp of the bacon, the creaminess? *thud*

Happy Fun-Food Friday!

P~

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Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread
 
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Cheddar Cheese is the base for this creamy, dreamy Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread recipe; perfect as a spread for crackers or crusty bread, it's also smooth enough to use as a dip for fresh vegetables (if served at room temperature). Make this for tailgating, ballgame watching, parties, or just to have as a snack. Ready in minutes, it's a simple, but elegant and delicious addition to your favorite appetizers.
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: about 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup (about 6 slices) bacon, crisped and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients, except the bacon crumbles, into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Remove the cheddar mixture to a bowl and stir in the bacon crumbles.
  3. Serve at room temperature for smoother spreading.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for up to a week.

 

About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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2 Responses to Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread (Fun-Food Friday)

  1. Oh this looks SO GOOD! 🙂 I’m making this for my next game day party!

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