Cheddar Cheese, Red Pepper, Horseradish Spread

"Another recipe from Gourmet magazine. I like this one on Melba Toast."
photo by Stephanie Y. photo by Stephanie Y.
photo by Stephanie Y.
Ready In:
2 cups




  • Rinse, drain, pat dry, and finely chop red peppers.
  • Stir all ingredients into a bowl until combined well.

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  1. Mulligan
    Very easy, very fast, VERY YUMMY!
  2. Stephanie Y.
    Mmmm! This is wonderful with crackers. I used a HeAPinG tablespoon of the Horseradish as suggested in the recipe and I love the bite it gave this spread. I tried some on baguette slices under the broiler and that was wonderful too! Thanks for another keeper BKW!
  3. Leggy Peggy
    Delish! I wanted this as a dip -- not a spread -- so I drained, but did not rinse or pat dry the peppers. I simply chucked everything in the food processor and buzzed until smooth-ish. To thin the mixture a bit, I also added three teaspoons of the brine the peppers had been in. Did not have sharp cheddar on hand, so used 6 ounces of grated colby and 2 ounces of grated parmesan. Also used a full teaspoon (or a bit more) of worcestershire. Made and thoroughly enjoyed for Zaar World Tour Zingo.
  4. Susie D
    I mixed up a small amount of this spread and served on grilled panini style bread with a salad. We liked the spread and found it flavorful. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Reviewed for ZWT3.
  5. A la Carte
    These were great! I made these with another "spread" recipe and had them both on party rye rounds. I thought these had fantastic flavor with little kick! I might try broiling them next time to make the spread hot and bubbly! But they were great cold for a summer BBQ! Thank you!


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