Smoked Cream Cheese on a PitBoss Pellet Grill is amazing! With football season here I have been looking for new ideas to make food on my Pit Boss for tailgating and this did not disappoint. No prepwork just sprinkle it and smoke!
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I made this on my Pit Boss Pro 1100, cooking low and slow on a pellet smoker is my favorite way to cook! I picked up my Pitboss at Lowes, but Walmart and Amazon carry other Pit Boss options or the Pitboss website itself. Personally, I love the cost of them vs other pellet grills, plus it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
Smoked Cream Cheese Ingredients:
- Cream Cheese
- Dano Seasoning– The old lady saw this on Tik Tok, and this seasoning did not disappoint. The flavor was excellent with the cream cheese.
- Olive Oil– This is 100% optional it does help the seasoning stick some and keep the cream cheese a bit soft, but it is not necessary.
What is Dano Seasoning??
I had never heard of this, but the old lady has a little Tick Tok problem and learned about Dano Seasoning! Now while you can make this with almost any seasoning, she wanted to support the new small business she found! You can see all their products -> here. (Free shipping on orders over $10!)
how to smoke cheese on a pit boss
Get your smoker rolling smoke. You can make this on a pellet grill, smoker that uses wood chips, or a propane smoker. You would follow how to smoke cream cheese on a pit boss on any smoker.
Place the entire block of cream cheese on a “plate” with a piece of aluminum foil. If you had a small plate, disposable aluminum pan, cast iron skillet, or baking sheet, you could use that, I did tin foil so I would have fewer dishes to clean up.
If you use a disposable foil pan, it will be harder to get the smoke on all sides of the cream cheese if the edge of the pan is too high.
Once your smoker is rolling smoke, place your tinfoil and cream cheese on the smoker.
You can score the top of the cream cheese with a sharp knife across the top with lines. I choose not, however, if serving on a charcuterie board it will be more eye-catching with the lines, and it will stay in better shape.
how long to smoke cream cheese
Now with anything smoking food-related, it is important to know how your smoker smokes and to remember it isn’t a time thing.
I cooked my cream cheese for two Hours at 200 Degrees.
You can use any flavor of wood pellets to make this. I used Mesquite pellets this time, but any flavor would work.
Money and time-saving tips from the old lady. If you order pellets online from Walmart and spend $35, they will drop them off at your door for free!! Their everyday price on pit boss pellets is amazing, plus the expert grill brand has a great price. (see them ->here)
How to store smoked Cream Cheese
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days after smoking the cream cheese. If smoking on a plate, you can wrap it with plastic wrap to seal it to store. You can enjoy the seasoned cream cheese cold or warm; either way, it is delicious.
You can freeze cream cheese. Allow to cool before either vacuum sealing or putting it in an air-tight container in the freezer. Like cream cheese, the consistency will be different when thawed but perfect for chowders, soups, or other dips.
Storing leftovers properly requires the right tools! My preferred storage method is if the leftovers can be sealed in a food saver. If not, then an air-tight container or Ziploc bag for the fridge is the way I go. The air-tight container and a freezer Ziploc bag are the next best bet for freezing the leftovers. I also use a food scale to measure portions into serving sizes.
Seasonings to Try on Smoked Cream Cheese
There are many easy ways to change this easy smoked cream cheese recipe. You can do so many different flavors, including a dessert version.
- Pepper Jelly
- Taco Seasoning
- Ranch Seasoning
- Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Twix Seasoning
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Seasonings
- Snickers Seasonings
What to Serve with smoked cream cheese pit boss
What seasonings do you use on smoked cream cheese? What do you serve with your smoked cream cheese?
Smoked Appetizers on A Pellet grill
I love to use my smoker to make appetizers for any get-together or tailgating. Allow to smoke low and slow for amazing flavor! Check out all my pit boss recipes -> here.
- Smoked Queso
- Smoked Bean Dip
- Salmon Salad
- Potato Salad
- Smoked Deviled Eggs
- Smoked Sausage Mac And Cheese
Smoked Cream Cheese Recipe
HOW TO SMOKE CREAM CHEESE ON A PELLET GRILL:
- Get your smoker rolling smoke.
- Make a “plate” with tin foil to place the cream cheese on. If you had a small plate you could use that, I did tin foil so I would have fewer dishes to clean up.
- Once your smoker is rolling smoke place your tinfoil and cream cheese on the smoker.
HOW LONG TO SMOKE CREAM CHEESE
- Now with anything smoking food-related, it is important to know how your smoker smokes and to remember it isn’t a time thing.
- I cooked my cream cheese for 2 Hours at 200 Degrees.