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Pepperoni Pizza Cream Cheese “Schmear”

Pepperoni Pizza Cream Cheese Spread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #recipe

The other day I had an intense craving for cheese … all I could think of was hot, melty, oozing cheese … I told my coworker (and friend) this and she said “you need a grilled cheese sandwich” … oh that sounded just about right.

There is a wonderful gourmet grilled cheese sandwich spot in town, but I didn’t have time for that. I only had time for a quick run to the nearest grocery store over lunchtime to pick up some cheese & crackers … but, as I was driving back to work, this cheese spread came into my head … like a brilliant solution to a workplace cheese craving.

I went home that night and put everything that was included in my “recipe in my head” into my handi chopper and blended it up, and when I tasted it, I seriously declared myself a culinary genius. My daughter looked at me like I was crazy when I told her that, but I didn’t care. I scraped my precious cheese spread into a container to take to work with me and I’ve been spreading this deliciousness on my crackers all week … I finally brought it home for a photo shoot and (after the shoot), ended up spreading the last of it on a fresh slice of hot homemade bread. Talk about a slice of heaven! I am one happy girl now ….

Pepperoni Pizza Cream Cheese Spread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Pepperoni Pizza Cream Cheese Spread


  • 1/4 of a small sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon or so of julienned sundried tomatoes (you could use the kind that are packed in oil ... mine were just dried and julienned)
  • 7 thin slices of pepperoni
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
  • A few fresh basil and oregano leaves


  1. Set the cream cheese in a bowl and soften for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Put the cream cheese in a handi chopper or food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blend until the pepperoni, onion, garlic & herbs are finely chopped and fully mixed into the cheese spread.
  3. Use a scraper to get every last bit of your cheese spread into a container. Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Use as a spread for crackers, bagels or freshly toasted bread or english muffins.


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Pepperoni Pizza Cream Cheese Spread ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheese #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tasty ThursdaysFoodie Friends Friday, From the Farm BloghopMop it up Monday, Marvelous Monday, Clever Chicks Bloghop, TGIF Link Party and KM’s Mother’s Day Bloghop.

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8 Responses

  1. Spreadable pizza! Genius!

    May 10, 2013 at 5:18 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Lisa!

      May 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  2. I swear some of my best food ideas come to me while I am driving. This sounds really good.

    May 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

    • Ann

      Yes, that’s when you can just let your mind wander to all things wonderful, right? Thank you!

      May 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  3. I think I would love this. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Pinning it.

    May 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

  4. This sounds divine. I am going to try this out, we have a hunting lodge, and I am always on the lookout for great things to serve;)

    May 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  5. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party. I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

    May 17, 2013 at 12:50 am

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    WOW! This sounds fabulous! Perfect for get together’s!

    May 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm