10 Brilliant New Ways to Use Cream Cheese This Summer

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10 Brilliant New Ways to Use Cream Cheese This Summer

Read on for 10 innovative new ways to use cream cheese this summer!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Imagine chicken wings, only better. Dive into this delicious dip!

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Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Dip

Anything with cheese and bacon is guaranteed to be an instant hit. Pull out this recipe for your next barbecue.

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Fruit Smoothie No-Bake Cheesecake

We can honestly say this beats every other cheesecake we have ever eaten.

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Easy Bake Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are good on their own, but you'll want to eat them with a chive and onion cream cheese spread. Trust us.

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Peanut Butter Mud Pie Chocolate Squares

Oreos, cream cheese, chocolate pudding and creamy peanut butter make a fantastic combo.

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Watermelon Pops

A must for a summer party -- just look at that presentation.

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Kickin' Turkey Club Wrap

Upgrade a simple turkey club with a generous smear of spicy jalapeno cream cheese.

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Creamy Zucchini and Spinach Rigatoni

Use up that zucchini with this perfect summer pasta. Anything that uses three cheeses is bound to taste good.

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Chicken in Creamy Pan Sauce

A hearty dinner in just 30 minutes? Yes, please. Plus, you only need six ingredients to make this and most of them are already in your pantry.

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Fast and Easy Tiramisu

Turn your kitchen into an Italian restaurant with this tiramisu recipe.

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Cream cheese is much more than your favorite bagel spread. It's an incredibly versatile ingredient that can add creaminess to a dish that you just can't get with anything else. It works in sweet dishes just as well as savory ones. This American favorite is the secret ingredient in a number of recipes from pasta sauces to cake icings.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 unusual ways to use that leftover tub of cream cheese this summer.

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