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50 Cream Cheese Recipes

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If you are anything like me you stock up on cream cheese when it goes on sale in December. Then I stash it in my freezer and wonder what in the world I’m going to do with all that cream cheese! Thanks to the participants of Iron Chef Mom’s Cream Cheese Battle, we have the answer! Here are over 50 recipes for using cream cheese!

50 Cream Cheese Recipes at @thegabels #recipes


It was so hard to choose which recipes to include, so I just used them all! From dips to desserts, cream cheese is a yummy and popular ingredient for any meal and any dish.  Try not to drool….


Chocolate Biscoff Cheesecake from the Chef Next Door - Iron Chef Mom Cream Cheese BattleChocolate Biscoff Cheesecake from The Chef Next Door looks absolutely scrumptious!

Buffalo Chicken Dip: Iron Chef Mom Cream Cheese BattleAnything with buffalo sauce gets my vote and this Buffalo Chicken Dip from Home Cooking Memories is perfect for a tailgate.

Rainbow Cheesecake Hearts: Iron Chef Mom Cream Cheese BattleHow adorable are these Rainbow Cheesecake Hearts from Hungry Happenings?!

cream cheese spaghetti sauceI definitely need to try Cream Cheese Spaghetti Sauce from The Reheomesteaders next time we make pasta. It looks so creamy and delicious.

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll PancakesChocolate Cinnamon Roll Pancakes from Half Baked Harvest  are a fun way to add a little cream cheese to breakfast.

Cream-Cheese-Scalloped-PotatoesCream Cheese Scalloped Potatoes from I Heart Eating would make a great side dish at Easter.

Red-Velvet-Cake-with-Coconut-Cream-Cheese-FrostingOf course you can’t ask for cream cheese recipes without including red velvet:

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Coconut Frosting from The Mommy Games

Bacon wrapped cream cheese chickenBacon makes everything better and this Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Chicken from Who Needs A Cape is now on my menu!

Oreo-Layer-Dessert-4Another great combo: Oreos and cream cheese is put together in Oreo Layer Dessert by Living Cleverly


Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes from CEO of Me Inc. look lovely and fun.

More Sweet Recipes:

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (Cooking with K)

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll (Optimistic Mommy)

Raspberry Pudding Bars (Mandy’s Recipe Box)

Cream Cheese Filled Strawberries (Marly’s This and That)

Stuffed French Toast Crunch (Utah Munchies)

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Home Cooking Memories)

Very Berry Kool Aid Cheesecake (Just Dip It In Chocolate)

Cream Cheese Brownie Cupcakes (The Pink Flour)

Strawberry Cream Pie (The Unsophisticated Kitchen)

Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies (Flavor By Four)

Doubly Lemon Cupcakes (Annie’s Noms)

Cherry Cheesecake Breakfast Bundles (Lemon Tree Dwelling)

Triple Chocolate Cake Balls (Half Baked Harvest)

New York Cheesecake with Lemon Curd (Cookin’ for the Seven Dwarfs)

Decadent Layered Brownies (The Farm Girl Recipes)

Weight Watchers Strawberry Cream Pie (Barns & Noodles)

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Mix with Cream Cheese Marshmallows  (The Spiffy Cookie)

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball (Mummy Deals)

Spiced Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (Living Cleverly)

Nanaimo Bar Cheesecake (Marly’s This and That)

Conversation Heart Cheesecakes (Hungry Happenings)

Strawberry Whoopie Pies (Flavors by Four)

Guava Cake (What’s Cooking with Ruthie)

Basketball in a Net Cookie Truffle Pops (Hoopla Palooza)

Tropical Coconut Pizza (Home Cooking Memories)

White Chocolate Raspberry Torte (The Unsophisticated Kitchen)

Apricot Cream Cheese Coffee Cake (Turn the Clock Back)

Lighter Strawberry Cheesecakes for Two (Frugal Foodie Mama)

Red Velvet Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting (Who Needs A Cape)

Chocolate Berry Creams for Two (Dish on Delish)

Brownie Cheesecake Hearts with Raspberry (Flavors by Four)

Chess Squares (Living Cleverly)

Red Velvet Cupcakes (Annie’s Noms)

More Savory Recipes:

Man Dip (The Sweet Spot Blog)

Tuna Noodle Casserole (Comfy Cuisine)

Bacon Wrapped Greek Style Chicken (Who Needs A Cape)

Spinach and Artichoke Melts (Half Baked Harvest)

Chili Cheese (That Recipe)

Bacon Appetizer Crescents (Who Needs A Cape)

Crab and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese (Lemons for Lulu)

Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes (Home Cooking Memories)

Blackened Salmon Fish Tacos (Half Baked Harvest)

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms (Flavors by Four)

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos (Who Needs A Cape)

Cucumber Crostini with Spicy Cream Cheese (MJ’s Kitchen)

Buffalo Cream Cheese Chicken (Who Needs A Cape)

Creamy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas (Flavors by Four)

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  • Lizy
    August 7, 2013

    Thank You so much Camille for including my Very Berry Kool-Aid Cheesecake in your 50+ Cream Cheese Recipes!

  • Bobi Jensen
    March 1, 2013

    Wow, what a great collection. I love cream cheese!

    I have a weekend Link party if you’d care to join:

  • Brandie (
    February 28, 2013

    Wow…what a great list! I have never frozen cream cheese, but I’m totally going to start doing that when I see prices low. Thank you for not only featuring my Buffalo Chicken Dip (oh, I’m so craving that right now!) and linking up to the Weekend Kitchen Link Party!

  • Alicia
    February 27, 2013

    What a fantastic collection. When I get some cream cheese, I know exactly where to come!

  • April
    February 26, 2013

    Oh-My-Goodness what a line up! I love cooking with cream cheese. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

  • Miz Helen
    February 24, 2013

    Oh my Camille,
    I feel like we have hit the jackpot with all these awesome recipes! Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Karren Haller
    February 24, 2013

    I had to pin these with your link they are wonderful. Anything made with cream cheese is yummy, thanks for sharing.

  • Yona
    February 23, 2013

    I LOVE cream cheese and will enjoy checking out these recipes. Pinned the Cream Cheese Spaghetti Sauce…I am so curious to see how this comes out.

    I’m stopping by to say ‘hi’ from Katherine’s Favorite Things Thursday – better late than never.

  • Kammie
    February 23, 2013

    Wow can’t wait to check all of these out. Great roundup! That cheesecake got me drooling.

  • Kaz
    February 23, 2013

    What a great collection. The rainbow cheesecake hearts look fantastic!

  • Rosey
    February 21, 2013

    Everything looks good, the potatoes are wanting to come home with me. 🙂

    Visiting today from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

    • Camille
      February 23, 2013

      It was painful putting that post together – I just wanted to eat it all!

  • Brenda
    February 20, 2013

    What a DELICIOUS roundup!! Thanks for sharing! 😉

  • Karen
    February 20, 2013

    Mmmmmm these look delicious!