There are simply so many different dishes you can experiment with using Philadelphia cream cheese, and I’d like to share them with you!

As someone who loves using cream cheese in my recipes, I can confidently say that this ingredient can turn any dish into one that you’ll want to try making again. 

As indicated by Relish, cream cheese is high in protein and helps build and repair muscles, which makes it a great snack to have after a workout. 

From roll-ups and dips to lemon bars and brownies, join me as we explore a delightful selection of recipes that showcase just how much potential cream cheese has. So, sit back, relax, and let’s unravel 18 flavorful Philadelphia cream cheese recipes you can try out today!

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1. CREAM CHEESE ROLL-UPS

Craving a snack that’s not only tasty but also packed with veggies? This is a no-cook recipe that comes together in minutes. Grab your favorite tortillas, spread a generous layer of cream cheese, pile on those vibrant veggies, and roll it up.

You can get as creative as you like with the veggies – think about adding spinach, cherry tomatoes, or even a sprinkle of your favorite herbs for an extra burst of flavor.

These roll-ups are not just a delicious and satisfying snack, but also a colorful and eye-catching addition to any party platter!

2. BLUEBERRY PEACH CREAM CHEESE BAKE

This dessert is a delightful medley of ripe peaches, juicy blueberries, and creamy Philadelphia Cream Cheese, all baked to perfection. It’s a warm and comforting treat that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

3. PULLED PORK DIP

Cream cheese serves as the base for this savory dip, providing the perfect backdrop for tender pulled pork and bold flavors. It’s a game day essential that’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family. 

4. SKILLET BAKED SPAGHETTI

Say goodbye to ordinary spaghetti and hello to baked spaghetti with a creamy twist, where cream cheese adds a luscious richness to the tomato sauce, creating a decadent and comforting baked pasta dish. The result is a family-friendly recipe that’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy!

5. EASY CREAM CHEESE COOKIES

Have a sweet tooth that won’t go away? I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Begin creating these beautiful cream cheese cookies by mixing together softened cream cheese and butter until smooth.

Add in sugar and your choice of flavorings, then slowly add the flour until you create a soft dough.

Scoop out small portions, roll them into balls, and pop them straight in the oven. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a batch of cookies that are so good you’ll want to make them over and over again.

6. BAKED CREAM CHEESE WONTONS

Next up, experience the perfect balance of crispy and creamy with these baked cream cheese wontons, filled with a large amount of cream cheese mixture that makes for an appetizer that’s a hit at any social gathering!

7. SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

No cream cheese recipe list is complete without the classic spinach artichoke dip that’s perfect for dipping your favorite chips or veggies. It’s a comforting appetizer that will satisfy your and your guests’ dip cravings. 

8. DECADENT SPINACH-STUFFED SHELLS

If you’re craving a filling lunch, this is one you will want to add to your recipe book.

First, jumbo pasta shells are filled with a creamy mixture of Philadelphia cream cheese, spinach, and spices, before finally being baked in marinara sauce for a comforting and satisfying meal.

9. MASHED POTATOES WITH CREAM CHEESE

Give your mashed potatoes an addition of extra cream with a dose of Philadelphia cream cheese. The result? Silky, smooth mashed potatoes with a rich and luxurious flavor that’ll be a top candidate in your recipe book. 

10. OREO BALLS

Love Oreos? Love cream cheese? This is a delightful treat that combines the crunch of Oreo cookies with the creamy goodness of Philadelphia cream cheese, perfect for parties or as a sweet pick-me-up! 

11. CREAM CHEESE LEMON BARS

Why not brighten up your day with the zesty goodness of cream cheese lemon bars? A buttery crust supports a delicious layer of cream cheese and lemony goodness, creating a dessert that’s both refreshing and satisfying.

12. CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BROWNIES 

Take your brownies to the next level with this recipe. Here, the fudgy richness of the brownie layer is complemented by a creamy swirl of Philadelphia cream cheese, resulting in a tasty treat that’s a perfect balance of chocolatey and creamy.

13. CREAM CHEESE BANANA BREAD

This moist and flavorful banana bread is enhanced by the richness of Philadelphia cream cheese, creating a delightful twist on a classic favorite. Enjoy it as a dessert with your loved ones any time of day!

14. PUMPKIN-SWIRL CHEESECAKE

Now, this show-stopping dessert features a velvety cream cheese base with a spiced pumpkin swirl, creating a visually beautiful and utterly delicious treat.

15. STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Celebrate the sweetness of summer with this vibrant strawberry cream cheese pie, consisting of a buttery crust filled with delicious Philadelphia cream cheese and topped with a layer of fresh strawberries. 

16. CREAM CHEESE FRUIT DIP

So, want something fruity and creamy but don’t know what recipe to go for? What if I told you could turn your fruit platter into a party with this cream cheese fruit dip, a simple yet flavorful dip putting together Philadelphia cream cheese with honey and vanilla.

Trust me, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your favorite seasonal fruits!

17. CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Chocolate lovers are sure to drool over this one. This frosting mixes the richness of chocolate with the creamy goodness of Philadelphia cream cheese.

And so, you get a heavenly topping that goes well with just about anything that can be dipped into chocolate – fruits, marshmallows, biscuits, you name it. Yum!

18. JAPANESE CHEESECAKE

Bring a taste of Japan into your kitchen with this delicate and fluffy cheesecake, making for a light and airy dessert that is a favorite in Japanese cuisine. It’s a cake that will have everyone fully savoring their bite!

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18 Insanely Delicious Philadelphia Cream Cheese Recipes You Need To Try

By: Drizzle
Servings: 96
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
These cream cheese roll ups are delicious and light — you'll love them!

Ingredients 

  • 1 package full size tortillas
  • 2- 8 oz packs light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese
  • Green onion, diced

Instructions 

  • A few hours before getting started, leave the cream cheese out on the countertop so that it softens. If you need to get started right away, you can pop it in the microwave for about 1 minute.
  • Mix the cream cheese, salsa, shredded cheese, and green onion together. If it seems too soft then pop it in the fridge for up to 30 minutes to harden up a bit, otherwise go ahead and spread the mixture onto the tortillas. You want to spread only a little, just enough to cover the whole tortilla.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture and roll the tortillas up. You should have enough for 8 tortillas, if you are getting less then you might be making them too thick.
  • Place the rolled tortillas in the fridge for up to 60-90 minutes to harden up a bit and make cutting them more manageable.
  • Unfortunately, with this recipe, you will have end pieces that do not look as pretty as the rest. You can still eat them- or let the kids have them!
  • Each roll should produce 10 pieces plus 2 ends giving you 80 pieces to serve (and a bag full of ends).

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 26kcalCarbohydrates: 2.3gProtein: 0.98gFat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.8gSodium: 67mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
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