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The smoked cream cheese assembled on the smoker.
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Nashville Hot Smoked Cream Cheese

This Nashville Hot Smoked Cream Cheese will have your whole family running back for another bite, and possibly a glass milk.
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 People
Author: Derek Wolf


  • 2 x 8oz Blocks of Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
  • 6 Tenders of local Nashville Hot Chicken chopped
  • 2 tbsp of Pickles chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Honey for garnish
  • 1.5 tsp of Canola Oil
  • Thick Cut Wavy Chips for dipping


  • Preheat your smoker to 275F for indirect cooking. Add some wood chips or wood chunks for additional smoke flavor if you like.
  • Make a crosshatch scoring pattern on one side of each of your cream cheese blocks.
  • Lather with canola oil then season with my Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning.
  • Grease a cast iron skillet and place the cream cheese blocks, scored side up, next to each other in the center of the skillet.
  • Add the skillet to your smoker and cook for 1.5 hours until the side of the cheese is very soft.
  • Make your own or snag some local hot chicken! Slice each tender up and set aside.
  • Dice up some pickles while you are at it too.
  • About 20 minutes before the cream cheese is done, add the chopped chicken to the skillet around the cheese. Add your diced pickles on top of the cream cheese.
  • Finish cooking and pull off the smoker once done.
  • Serve your skillet with a drizzle of honey on top and chips on the side. Enjoy!



Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg