We all love the smooth and creamy texture of this classic cheese spread, but if you’ve got an extra block or tub that’s been sitting around too long, we have lots of ideas for how to use it. From classic red velvet cake to everything salmon burgers, we’ve got all the recipes you need to satisfy your cream cheese cravings, from breakfast to dessert.
Canadian No-Bake Cheesecake Bars
You don’t even need to turn on the oven to whip up a batch of these no-bake desserts. A red graham cracker base and a few sprinkles make these creamy cheesecake bites celebration-worthy.
Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist and creamy, this carrot cake is a light, refreshing dessert for almost any occasion. For even more variety, check out our most crave-worthy carrot cake recipes in every form.
Anna Olson’s Red Velvet Cake is Beyond Delicious
This decadent red velvet chocolate cake from Anna Olson is coated in a silky cream cheese frosting that’s also inserted in the middle for a tasty surprise.
Key Lime Cheesecake
This tasty melding of two beloved desserts combines the tartness of key lime pie with the creaminess of rich cheesecake. For total dessert bliss, bake your way through our most excellent cheesecake recipes.
How to Make a Giant Skillet Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll
Soft cinnamon roll dough kneaded and spiraled in a large skillet or pie pan, this giant treat is just like the traditional version, but with the addition of seasonal pumpkin. So cut yourself a slice, put it on a plate and devour in bed.
Sticky Bun French Toast
What could possibly be better than sticky buns transformed into eggy French toast, stuffed with maple cream cheese frosting and chocolate chips, and covered in maple syrup?
Everything Salmon Burgers With Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Cheese Sauce
These juicy salmon burgers topped with a creamy cheese sauce and served on a fresh Kaiser bun are so good, you’ll keep coming back to them.
Cheddar Shortbread Cheesecake
This savoury cheesecake can be served as a creative appetizer with a side salad or as an ending to a warm winter meal.
Chocolate Swiss Roll
This jelly roll cake, a giant, homemade version of the childhood snack food, is not too sweet, super chocolaty and filled with a tangy cream cheese frosting.
Banana Toffee Cheesecake
Smooth, creamy banana cheesecake sits atop a sugar cookie crust in this show-stopping dessert. It’s topped with rich toffee and caramelized bananas.