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    The 30 BEST Cream Cheese Recipes

    Cream cheese is such a versatile ingredient. It’s great for sweets, as a spread, or for making your savory dishes creamy.

    That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the best Cream Cheese Recipes for you to try.

    You’ll find everything from fun appetizers to comfort food main, and of course some great desserts.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing cream cheese recipes, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

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    Cream Cheese Recipes:

    1. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Cream Cheese makes anything and everything delicious, whether it’s a dessert or a savory dish, so we start with our most delicious Smoked Salmon Flatbread recipe.

    This gorgeous flatbread is the easiest and quickest dish, and makes a perfect party appetizer or light meal.

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    2. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs are the ultimate delicious comfort food that we all crave.

    The juicy homemade meatballs are smothered in the most flavorful cheesy creamy sauce, which tastes simply divine.

    Serve these awesome meatballs with some noodles or zoodles to make one hearty and tasty weeknight meal.

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    3. Crack Chicken

    Crack Chicken is a very popular dish for its cheesy, creamy, and super addictive taste, and it’s a breeze to make at home.

    This lazy recipe has only 5 flavorful ingredients to make a super hit dish. And, it’s super versatile.

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    4. Cream Cheese Lemon Bars

    Now, the dessert, Cream Cheese Lemon Bars make the most delicious dessert, with sweet, lemony, and cream cheese flavors.

    You will completely get hooked on these bars, as they taste delicious and are super easy to bake too.

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    5. Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries

    Guys, start your day with a smile and with these Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries.

    They’re made of puff pastry, a tasty creamy, tangy strawberry cream cheese filling, and fresh strawberry toppings. A perfectly sweet treat, which your whole family will relish.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    6. Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    This holiday season, try to make this Southern classic dessert, Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

    The rich, moist, buttery, and crispy crust along, with vanilla and almond flavors, make this cake super delish. It’s a simple cake, but definitely celebration-worthy.

    Get the Recipe @ theseasonedmom

    7. Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

    Let’s introduce these amazing Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls, which make an easy crowd-pleasing appetizer for any of your get-togethers or events.

    This awesome recipe only needs 3 ingredients: cream cheese, sausages, and crescent rolls. So simple, yet so good!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    8. Cheesecake Brownies

    Take your beloved brownies to the next level of awesomeness with these super-easy Cheesecake Brownies.

    The chocolaty, fudgy brownies are topped with a delicious brownie cheesecake toppings. Everyone will love these twisted brownies for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ cloudykitchen

    9. Lox Bagel

    Make a traditional New York deli bagel at home with this wonderful recipe, Lox Bagel!

    The sandwich is made with a fresh bagel topped with cream cheese, salmon, dill, onions, lemon, and capers. It’s a great brunch for a weekend, or a light dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ alphafoodie

    10. Cream Cheese Ball

    Festive times is incomplete without a finger-licking delicious cheese ball, that’s why we found you the best Cream Cheese Ball recipe.

    Your family and friends will be amazed by just one scoop of this awesome ball, which is made with a combination of two kinds of cheese, strawberry preserves, a hint of garlic, hot sauce, and crushed pecans and parsley.

    It-s one of our favorite cream cheese recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    11. Spinach Artichoke Dip

    Looking for the greatest party dip? Then try this Spinach Artichoke Dip, it’s going to be a hit.

    This rich, creamy and cheesy baked dip is just fab. Serve with some crackers, tortilla chips, or toasted baguette, and enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    12. Buffalo Chicken Dip

    All buffalo wing fans, this Buffalo Chicken Dip is certainly a showstopper dish for any of your future events.

    You will relish this American classic dish, which is made with flavorful ingredients. Just follow some tips to make it perfect every time.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    13. Cream Cheese Cupcakes

    Cupcakes are loved by all age groups, and these Cream Cheese Cupcakes are special occasion worthy.

    The soft cupcakes are topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting, along with some sprinkles to make them more festive. Everyone will love them.

    Get the Recipe @ pookspantry

    14. Creamy Mushroom Chicken Bake

    Make yourself the easiest and tastiest chicken bake ever with a delectable Creamy Mushroom Chicken Bake.

    The rich, cheesy, creamy, and comforting flavors make your dinner so satisfying that you will surely be adding this recipe to your weekly rotational menu. Too good.

    Get the Recipe @ easyfamilyrecipes

    15.  Taco Pinwheels

    Do you like pinwheels? Then you will love these Taco Pinwheels!

    This Mexican twist on your pinwheels is made simply with chicken, taco seasoning, cream cheese, and peppers all rolled up tightly in a tortilla. It’s great for making ahead-of-time snacks, so you can enjoy them anytime.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    16. Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas 

    Yet another Mexican delight to try this weeknight is these Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas.

    This exceptional recipe is all about the combination of ingredients, with are simply a match-made-in-heaven. It makes a great comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ momsdinner

    17. Creamy White Chicken Chili

    Creamy White Chicken Chili is just perfect for chilly nights. This bowl will surely warm you up from the inside.

    It’s loaded with spicy, creamy, and delicious ingredients, along with hearty toppings, like cheddar cheese, cilantro, and avocado for extra goodness. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    18. Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer Bites

    Bite-size appetizers are always hit at any party. These Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizers Bites are not only super duper hit, but they will also be the first ones to vanish from your table.

    This painless recipe is made all from scratch and the cranberry sauce, cream cheese, and flaky pie crust. It’s a true celebration.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    19. Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread

    Give your simple Banana Bread an incredible makeover with a great cream cheese filling.

    If you have ripe bananas and cream cheese on hand, then you can easily make this moist, soft, and super fluffy banana bread. Try it!

    Get the Recipe @ averiecooks

    20. Creamy Sausage Pasta

    For all pasta lovers, this Creamy Sausage Pasta is simply a one-pan recipe that tastes completely blissful.

    The creamy, cheesy, saucy flavors along with chunks of sausages make this dish splendid, and the best part it’s get-ready in under 30 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ tamingtwins

    21. Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies 

    These Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies are perfect for festive times, and they are super fun to make.

    The perfectly tender cookies are dipped in chocolate and sprinkles to make them more delicious and addictive. You’ve gotta try them.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    22. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries 

    Now these Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are going to win everyone’s eyes and hearts.

    The delicious cute strawberries are simply stuffed with cream cheese, converting them into the most elegant party appetizer in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    23. Cream Cheese Wontons

    Craving some Chinese flavors? Then try this Cream Cheese Wontons recipe, it will definitely satisfy your cravings, and it’s super quick to make it too.

    Just fill your wonton wrappers with cream cheese along with other aromatics, and fry to golden perfection. Serve with your favorite mix dipping sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    24. Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti

    Guys, are you planning to feed something delicious to your hungry crowd? Then we’ve got you covered with this Baked Million Dollar Spaghetti recipe.

    Jazz up your spaghetti with beautiful homemade meat marinara sauce with cream cheese to make a phenomenal dish. Your crowd will be super happy and content with this ultimate Italian treat.

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    25. Peach Strudel

    Now, this Peach Strudel will be the total winner in your family. It tastes heavenly and is surprisingly easy to make.

    The peach and cream cheese filling are wrapped inside puff pastry, which is then baked to crispy golden perfection. Just like that, your summer dessert is ready to devour.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    26. Fruit Pizza

    Have you ever made fruit pizza? If not, then try this Fruit Pizza recipe, where you can make an attractive looking and delicious dessert.

    It’s basically a soft sugar cookie crust with a layer of cream cheese frosting, and then beautifully arranged with your favorite fruits. It’s one of our favorite cream cheese recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    27. Creamy Taco Soup

    Everyone knows how to make taco soup, but this creamy version is pure bliss.

    You will love the combination of classic Mexican flavors along with perfect creaminess. So this winter season, make sure to add this recipe to your menu.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    28. Southwest Cream Cheese Chicken Wraps

    Make a hearty lunch with these smashing Southwest Cream Cheese Chicken Wraps.

    This Tex-Mex recipe is loaded with chicken, cream cheese, red peppers, black beans, corn, cheddar cheese, and flavorful spices. It’s an epic wrap that is totally drool-worthy.

    Get the Recipe @ letsdishrecipes

    29. Four Cheese Gnocchi al Forno

    Now, this Four Cheese Gnocchi al Forno is a quick family favorite dinner, and a new addition to your favorite cream cheese recipes repertoire.

    The pillowy gnocchi is layered with tasty bolognese sauce along with creamy ricotta, cream cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella. It’s a must-try comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ cravingcalifornia

    30. Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels

    We are ending this remarkable list of Cream Cheese Recipes with a terrific appetizer that is best served for potlucks, tailgating, or game days… Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels!

    This bite-size goodness is made with basic ingredients like cream cheese, jalapeno, bacon, and cheese. So good…

    Get the Recipe @ dancearoundthekitchen

    So there you go, thirty great cream cheese recipes to try. They’re all sure hits.

    Pin or bookmark this collection of great recipes so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

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    30 BEST Cream Cheese Recipes

    This collection of easy Cream Cheese Recipes includes fun appetizers, comforting mains, and tasty desserts. We love this easy flatbread:


    • 1 store bought flatbread
    • 4oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 tsp fresh dill
    • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
    • 4oz cold smoked salmon
    • 1/2 tomato, sliced
    • 1/2 Tbsp capers
    • Arugula, for garnish
    • Lemon juice


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. Bake flatbread 4-6 minutes, until starting to crisp.
    3. Add dill and lemon zest to cream cheese. Mix well.
    4. Spread cream cheese mixture on flatbread. Arrange salmon, tomatoes, capers and arugula on top. Squeeze on lemon juice and serve.

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