If you like LCL cheese but don't like the price try this version. My favorite is the French Onion. Here is my knockoff. Everything is to taste.
You will need:
- reduced fat cream cheese
- beef bouillon powder
- onion powder
- garlic powder
One ounce of reduced fat cream cheese, also called Neufchatel, has 70 calories. Two tablespoons make an ounce so you'll end up with 35 calories per tablespoon. A wedge of LCL is a about teaspoon more than a tablespoon.
You could reduce the fat grams by adding part or all fat free cream cheese.
You probably have the seasonings in your pantry. The block of cheese which is 8 ounces will cost around $1.25 plus tax. The LCL cheese is 6 ounces and is $3 plus tax where I shop. You can save about > 50% making your own version.
Note: I might try adding a little fat free or low fat buttery spread with the cream cheese to get the consistency and color of the LCL cheese.