7 Mouthwatering Cream Cheese Recipes

7 Mouthwatering Cream Cheese Recipes

Try using cream cheese, a delicious, decadent ingredient in homemade mac & cheese, French toast recipes & more!

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Are you in love with cream cheese? Or do you simply have a big tub of cream cheese you’re looking to use up? From decadent desserts to tasty main courses and appetizers, there are a million ways to make the most of your cream cheese – even when you’re all out of Montreal bagels. 
 

Cream Cheese Equals Variety 

For example, French toast recipes that feature cream cheese truly make this classic breakfast and brunch dish into a heavenly feast. Carrot cake and cinnamon rolls taste that much better with the right cream cheese icing.  (Yes, it’s OK to drool.)
 
Whether you’re seeking a yummy dessert bars recipe, an easy homemade mac and cheese recipe, or a tantalizing appetizer with smoked salmon, you can please just about everybody when you dish up new cream cheese recipes. It’s hard to believe that such a delicious style of cheese originates from adding lactic acid bacteria to cream!

Let’s explore 7 mouthwatering ways to use cream cheese. 

 

Cream Cheese Recipes For Mains & Appetizers

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1.) Everything Mac and Cheese

If you’re a hockey fan, you could say this homemade mac and cheese recipe earns a hat trick with its delectable blend of smoked Gouda, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese. Topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning and French’s Fried Onion Crunchy Toppers, it’ll get everybody asking for second helpings. Score! 

 

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2.) Herbed White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

With cauliflower pureed in cheese sauce, this is a homemade mac and cheese recipe that’s as elegant as it’s tasty. Garlic Powder, Ground Mustard, and Organic Thyme Leaves spice it up to perfection. 

 

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3.) Smoked Salmon on Crostini

From British Columbia to New Brunswick, smoked salmon is a true Canadian delicacy. Serve it up in style with these beautiful appetizers at your next party. If you’re watching your sodium, our Salt-Free Salmon Seasoning – featuring onion, garlic, and bell peppers – could be right up your alley. The cream cheese spread also goes nicely on a lunch wrap. 

 

Decadent Cream Cheese Desserts

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4.) Coconut Stuffed French Toast 

Fact: it’s a long way from Toronto to Tahiti or Halifax to Hawaii. So why not enjoy French toast recipes that conjure up a tropical getaway? This decadent slow cooker recipe delivers the goods, whether you’re feeding the kids a hearty Saturday morning breakfast or brunching with pals on Sunday. Stuffed with whipped cream cheese, our French toast gets a wonderful flavour boost with Imitation Coconut Extract and Ground Cinnamon

 

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5.) Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Whether you typically enjoy cinnamon rolls at a local coffee shop or at the airport, there’s no reason why you can’t bake gourmet cinnamon rolls in your own kitchen. Organic Ground Saigon Cinnamon adds rich sweetness to these baked goods, while Pure Vanilla Extract combines beautifully with cream cheese in the drizzled glaze. This recipe makes 12 servings.

 

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6.) Carrot Cake Swirled Cream Cheese Bars

If you crave carrot cake and cheesecake equally, this is one dessert you just can’t miss. Our recipe uses a cup and a half of grated carrots en route to baking 24 mouthwatering cream cheese bars. The festival of flavourings ranges from Ground Nutmeg to Pure Lemon Extract.

 

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7.) Easy Red Velvet Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to make red velvet cake, but the idea seems intimidating. Well, those days are over! This easy red velvet cake recipe uses a cake mix and Red Food Colouring to help you prepare the batter like a pro. And if you’re tight on time, you can always speed things up by buying a container of cream cheese frosting. In any case, you’ll come out a winner with a fabulous dessert loaded with cream cheese! 

 

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