Go Back
+ servings
Smoked Cream Cheese Square
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Smoked Cream Cheese

Quick and easy 3 ingredient Smoked Cream Cheese is an easy appetizer that's always a hit!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Cream Cheese
Servings: 16
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet & Smoky Rub
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • BBQ Rub we used this for the second cream cheese block


  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place unwrapped cream cheese in the center of a disposable foil pan. Gently score it with a kitchen knife with cuts that are about 1/4'' deep.
  • Generously sprinkle cream cheese with your favorite rub, turning to completely cover the bottom and all sides of the cream cheese.
  • Pour olive oil over the top of the cream cheese.
  • Place the pan with cream cheese on preheated smoker and smoke at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for about 2 hours. When it is done the scores will have opened up and the cream cheese will have darkened from the smoke.
  • Serve it immediately or let it cool and serve it cold with crackers or chips.


Taco – Use a taco seasoning and serve it with tortilla chips. This would make an amazing base layer to Taco Dip too!
Everything Bagel – Season it with Everything Bagel seasoning and use it as a spread for your bagels or dip pretzels or bagel chips in it.
Cinnamon and Sugar – A sweet version is just as delicious as it’s savory cousin. Pair it with apple slices, pretzels, pita chips, Nilla Wafers etc.
How Long Does Smoked Cream Cheese Last?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to four days. You can serve it cold from the refrigerator or warm it up and enjoy it warm!
What wood chips should I use?
You can actually use any wood chip you would like! We used a competition blend, but cherry or apple would be great too. Even hickory, pecan or oak wood work. Really anything you have in your smoker is good to go.
Do I serve Smoked Cream Cheese Warm or Cold?
This is really a personal preference. We like to serve it warm with crackers, bagel chips or pretzels.
You can also serve it cold and serve it with the same dippers.
This is what makes it the perfect appetizer recipe because you can prepare it ahead of time and serve it cold, which makes it easily transportable. Or prepare it right before the party and pull it off the smoker, serve your friends and family and wow them with a warm dip!


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg