Fiery cheese and chives

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5 min


1 -1/4 cups (300 mL)


  • 250-g pkg cream cheese , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives , or finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce , such as Dan T's Spiced Cayenne Sauce


  • Place room-temperature cream cheese in a small bowl. Or remove cold cheese from wrapping and place in a bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high until softened, from 45 to 60 seconds. Stir in chives and hot sauce. Turn into a dish and serve with a small knife for spreading. Covered and refrigerated, spread keeps well for 3 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 30,
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg.

Here’s a spicy new spin on a classic spread from Therese Taylor. Try spreading it liberally on bagel chips or small rice cakes.