How to Make Pizza-Flavored Cream Cheese

Pizza Cream Cheese -- Thrillist Recipes
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Have you ever eaten a bagel with boring, regular cream cheese and thought to yourself "This bagel would be so much better if it tasted like pizza"? Same! Which is why I took it upon myself to distill all the flavors of delicious pizza into a bagel spread. It's crazy easy, and in my opinion, the best mash-up of the two entities since Bagel Bites.

Pizza Cream Cheese -- Thrillist Recipes
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Pizza Cream Cheese Recipe

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cup

  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a rubber spatula until well blended. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Spread on bagels and top with pepperoni if you so please.