Cranberry Green Chili Spread

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This sassy app will effortlessly take you through the holidays and beyond. The blend of green chilies and cranberries may seem a bit odd, but I guarantee that it’s a winning combination. I can’t claim total credit for this recipe though, as I found it on the Taste of Home website a  couple of years ago. It’s so easy to throw together, even at the last minute. Best of all, you likely have all ingredients on hand!

Set the cream cheese out to soften. For me, I like to add a dash of garlic powder to the cream cheese and blend with my hand mixture. Just a dash. Spread the cream cheese on a platter and begin preparing the super yummy part. Drain the green chilies really well. This is pretty important, because the cranberry green chili topping tends to get a little runny after sitting out for a while. After trial and error, I’ve found that it’s best to combine all of the topping ingredients and let it sit for a bit. I will then give it a quick run through a strainer before topping off the cream cheese and garnishing with sliced green onions.

When I’m taking this to a party, I usually carry the topping in a separate container and add just before serving, using a slotted spoon.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by Diary of a Humble Chef!


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Cranberry Green Chili Spread
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With ingredients that are likely on hand, this sassy app is super quick to through together at the last minute. Green chilies, cranberries and a bit of cayenne are a winning combo!
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 can whole cranberries
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chilies, drained
  • 2 blocks light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • ½ t. chili powder
  • dash of garlic powder
  • assorted crackers
  1. When cream cheese is softened, add a dash of garlic powder and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Spread onto a platter and set aside.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients and set aside for about 20 minutes. Drain.
  3. Top the cream cheese with the cranberry green chili mixture.
  4. Serve with assorted crackers.


  1. Oh wow, this sounds delicious!

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