Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hours
Skill Leveleasy

Introducing a mouthwatering smoked cream cheese recipe that’s perfect for parties or snacking! This dish combines the creamy richness of cream cheese with a subtle smoky flavor. In just a few simple steps, you’ll learn how to create this delicious treat that’s perfect for dipping, spreading, or pairing with your favorite crackers. Get ready to elevate your snacking game with this easy-to-follow smoked cream cheese recipe.

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What is smoked cream cheese?

Smoked cream cheese is a creamy, dairy-based spread that has been infused with smoky flavors. It's typically made by smoking a block of cream cheese over wood chips or in a smoker.

How is smoked cream cheese made?

Smoked cream cheese is made by placing a block of cream cheese in a smoker or on a grill with wood chips. The cream cheese absorbs the smoky flavors as it is exposed to the smoke over a period of time.

What can I use smoked cream cheese for?

Smoked cream cheese can be used in a variety of ways. You can spread it on bagels, crackers, or bread. It also makes a delicious dip for vegetables or chips. I use smoked cream cheese in jalapeno poppers and other dishes that call for regular cream cheese.



  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Rump Shaker BBQ Rub, substitute favorite BBQ rub
  • 1 tablespoon Rib Candy, substitute favorite glaze or topping


  1. Preheat the smoker

    Preheat the smoker to 225°F according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Season the cream cheese

    Place cream cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Season on all sides with the BBQ rub.

    Seasoning the cream cheese before smoking
  3. Smoke the cream cheese

    Place the baking sheet on your smoker and smoke for 2 hours.

    Smoke the cream cheese at 225°F
  4. Pour glaze over smoked cream cheese

    Once the cream cheese has finished smoking, optionally, top with the glaze or your favorite topping.

    Pouring glaze on smoked cream cheese
  5. Serve the smoked cream cheese

    Serve the smoked cream cheese with your favorite crackers or veggie. Enjoy!


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