Smoked Paprika Spread

Made with a butter and cream cheese base, sun-dried tomatoes, and smoked paprika (a ground powder from wood-smoked Spanish sweet red peppers). Use semi-moist pieces of sun-dried tomatoes that are not packed in oil. Color of spread intensifies over time. Serve in bowl or ramekin with crackers, bagels, or bread.




  • 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pressed or finely minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomato (not packed in oil)


  • 1
    Have butter and cream cheese at room temperature. Cream together.
  • 2
    Blend in salt, paprika, garlic and onion. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes.
  • 3
    Refrigerate until ready to serve. Spread on crackers, bagels or bread. Yields 1¾ cups.
  •  !
    Fresh garlic can be substituted with ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.