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Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


14 servings

Appetizers just can't get much easier than this ritzy-looking cheese spread with its refreshing hint of lime. I turn to this recipe whenever unexpected guests drop in. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas
Cranberry-Chili Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Place cream cheese on a serving plate. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, green chiles, onion, lime juice and spices. Spoon over cream cheese. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 157 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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