10 Ways to Use Cream Cheese This Summer

10 Ways to Use Cream Cheese This Summer
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10 Ways to Use Cream Cheese This Summer

Read on for 10 ways to use cream cheese this summer.

'Fruit Smoothie' No-Bake Cheesecake

This may be one of the best desserts you ever make at home—and your friends will think so too.

Get the Recipe: PHILADELPHIA 'Fruit Smoothie' No-Bake Cheesecake

Creamy Chicken With Roasted Poblanos

Creamy chicken and roasted poblano chiles star in this easy skillet dish. But to be perfectly honest, the pomegranate seeds kind of steal the show.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken With Roasted Poblanos

No-Bake Raspberry-Lemon Bars

The raspberries and lemon juice in this treat make it perfect for summer. The best part is that you don't have to turn the oven on!

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Raspberry-Lemon Bars

Fisherman's Chowder

Looking for an easy but delicious seafood chowder? This hearty recipe is simple!

Get the Recipe: Fisherman's Chowder

Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta

This creamy combination of two favorite pasta sauces uses shortcuts like cream cheese spread—a clever way to serve an impressive dish in no time!

Get the Recipe: Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

Savory dip meets crescent roll for a whole new take on hot appetizers. These toasty bites will go faster than you can say, "They have bacon."

Get the Recipe: Bacon Appetizer Crescents

Cobb Salad Dip

This Cobb Salad Dip is the perfect spread for parties.

Get the Recipe: Cobb Salad Dip

Quick Pasta Carbonara

Cream cheese is the shortcut to making this classic Italian sauce. Bacon gives it added flavor.

Get the Recipe: Quick Pasta Carbonara

Cream Cheese 'n Herb Cucumber Bites

This kid-friendly snack will have the kids gobbling up cucumber and carrots!

Get the Recipe: Cream Cheese 'n Herb Cucumber Bites

Smoked Salmon Chips

Looking for a party appetizer? Smoked Salmon on Chips are easy to make and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Salmon Chips


You might be missing out on using a very common kitchen ingredient. Cream cheese goes far beyond the bagel. It's actually a versatile spread that can add a creamy texture to main dishes, dips or even desserts.

Between no-bake desserts and creamy alfredo pasta sauce, cream cheese will make a tasty addition to so many of your favorite recipes this summer.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 great new ways to use cream cheese.

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