Cream Cheese Garlic Dip

Ready to amp up your snack game? I crafted this Cream Cheese Garlic Dip with just three ingredients, including fresh garlic for that extra kick that would be perfect for you! It’s my go-to for gatherings because it’s quick, easy, and always a hit. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

Celery being dipped into a cream cheese garlic dip.

Why I Love This Recipe

This Cream Cheese Garlic Dip is my absolute go to dip recipe because it’s a breeze to whip up and delivers a creamy, savory flavor that’s simply irresistible! Born from my love of savory dips like my Sour Cream and Onion Dip, I crafted this recipe with just three simple ingredients to create a dip that will blow you away! The creamy texture, garlicy goodness, and hint of Asian seasoning from the furikake make it a perfect pairing for any occasion!

All you have to do is mix cream cheese with grated garlic, sprinkle some furikake on top, and serve with your favorite veggies or crackers for a quick and fuss-free snack. Trust me, if you’re craving a fail-proof dip that packs a punch, this recipe is calling your name!



  • Cream Cheese – block form and softened to room temperature.
  • Garlic – freshly grated garlic.
  • Furikake (optional) – a Japanese all-purpose seasoning mix found at many Asian grocery stores.

Cream Cheese Garlic Dip mixed with Japanese furikake served in a bowl.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


☑ Before Getting Started

Ensure your Cream Cheese is at Room Temperature before mixing to achieve a smooth and creamy texture perfect for a dip.

Step 1 Simply combine softened cream cheese, optional furikake, and grated garlic in a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined.

Cream cheese and furikake being mixed to form dip.

💡 Serving Pro Tip

Use Chips, Vegetables or Cracker of your choice for the dip.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this creamy and savory dip with your favorite crackers and vegetable sticks for a classic snack combination. For a more substantial pairing, try serving it alongside my Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts or Spinach Artichoke Bites.

Cream Cheese Garlic Dip mixed with Japanese furikake served in a bowl with pork rinds, chips and vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is furikake?

Furikake is a versatile Japanese seasoning blend often sprinkled on top of rice balls and lunch boxes to add flavor and texture. In this dip, furikake serves as an umami-rich seasoning, enhancing the overall taste with its savory notes.

Can I use pre-minced garlic instead of fresh garlic cloves?

Yes, you can substitute pre-minced garlic for fresh garlic cloves, but I would suggest using fresh or pre-peeled garlic and grating them instead. Mincing doesn't release the same kind of oil from the garlic as grating or pressing them does.

Can I make this dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator?

Yes, you can definitely prepare this dip ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.

What are the best crackers or vegetables to serve with this dip?

For the perfect accompaniment to this dip, consider serving it with table crackers, bruschettini, or a selection of sliced cucumber, carrots, or celery.

Storage Tips

Place the dip in an airtight container and store it in the fridge. Will last up to 7-10 days.

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Cream Cheese Garlic Dip mixed with Japanese furikake served in a bowl with pork rinds, chips and vegetables.

Cream Cheese Garlic Dip

Come try the savory delight of our Cream Cheese Garlic Dip, the perfect appetizer for any occasion. This creamy dip, infused with bold garlic flavor, is a crowd favorite. Try our easy-to-make recipe today and elevate your snack game with this irresistible garlic cream cheese dip!
4.63 from 8 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: garlic cream cheese dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 201kcal


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Furikake optional


  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for cream cheese garlic dip on the countertop.
  • Grate garlic with a grater or a garlic press and place into a mixing bowl.
    Grated garlic.
  • In the mixing bowl, add block of cream cheese and optional furikake. Using a hand/stand mixer, mix for about 1 minute until the cream cheese is broken down into a dip like texture.
    Cream cheese and furikake being mixed to form dip.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and serve with chips, vegetables, crackers of choice.
    Cream cheese garlic dip served in a mixing bowl.


Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 761IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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