Jalapeño Cheese Spread Recipe

2 cups
10 min

Sharing a recipe for a smoky and spicy Jalapeño Cheese Spread, an easy appetizer recipe.

I bend the rules a bit and made a pimento-less Pimento Cheese Spread. In this case, jalapeños are a great stand-in and bring a little heat to the game.

All that being said, feel free to add pimentos to yours! A 4-ounce jar of diced pimentos would be just the right amount.

A little spicy and a little smoky, this Jalapeño Cheese Spread is an easy-to-make appetizer and a great spread on crackers or little rye toasts.

In case your grocery store doesn’t carry those little rye toasts, simply buy the thinly sliced loaf of Rye Bread, slice off the edges to make a nice rectangle and then toast them for the perfect rye toasts for your Jalapeño Cheese Spread.

If you are looking for more easy-to-make appetizers, you might like Fromage Fort and Rosemary & Goat Cheese with Ginger Preserves.

Jalapeño Cheese Spread Recipe
Recipe details
  • 2  cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • 8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 TB Mayo (more if needed)
  • 2 finely diced Jalapeño peppers'
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 - 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Combine all ingredients and mix until combined
Store in the refrigerator
Serve with crackers or toasted rye bread
  • Let soften slightly at room temperature before serving
Lynn @ Nourish and Nestle
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