10 Ways You've Never Thought to Use Cream Cheese

10 Ways You've Never Thought to Use Cream Cheese
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10 Ways You've Never Thought to Use Cream Cheese

Cream cheese isn't just a great bagel spread. Read on to learn how to use it in 10 tasty recipes!

PHILADELPHIA Classic Cheesecake

Cream cheese can, of course, be used to make a lovely cheesecake. This one happens to be super easy.

Get the Recipe: PHILADELPHIA Classic Cheesecake

Crispy-Topped Creamy Spinach

Liven up spinach with cream cheese for a fantastic and simple side dish.

Get the Recipe: Crispy-Topped Creamy Spinach

Favorite Banana Bread

You can enhance the flavor of banana bread with a little bit of cream cheese.

Get the Recipe: Favorite Banana Bread

Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

This chicken and broccoli-filled pasta will be appealing to the whole family.

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

PHILLY Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cream cheese can be used to make an extra creamy dip, perfect for a game day party.

Get the Recipe: PHILLY Buffalo Chicken Dip

Black And Blue Beef Tenderloin

You can even use cream cheese to make a flavorful sauce for beef tenderloin.

Get the Recipe: Black And Blue Beef Tenderloin

Corn Soufflé

It's so easy to make an incredibly tasty cornbread. This recipe requires just a few ingredients.

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Bacon & Potato Breakfast Strata

This tasty breakfast dish is filled with potatoes, bacon, broccoli and cheese for a hearty meal.

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

This chicken and pasta dish is the perfect midweek meal.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Easy Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's pie doesn't have to be complicated. It's easy to prepare this hearty dish with a few everyday ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Easy Shepherd's Pie


Cream cheese may seem like an ordinary spread for a bagel, but it's actually a delicious ingredient to add to a variety of dishes. It can add a hint of creaminess to both sweet and savory meals. You can add it to breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert dishes!

Check out the slideshow above for 10 recipes that use cream cheese.

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