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How to use up a ton of cream cheese?

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TR888 Fri 26-Jun-20 16:59:36

I've got nearly 2 kgs... and it must be used up by mid July. What can I do with it, apart from cheesecake?


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Knittedfairies Fri 26-Jun-20 17:05:22

26 recipes here. How have you amassed 2kg of cream cheese?

SeagoingSexpot Fri 26-Jun-20 17:06:16

You can put it in risotto to make it thicker and creamier.

FelicityBeedle Fri 26-Jun-20 17:07:15

Pasta sauce, use instead of cream or crepe fraiche. I think you might be able to freeze it?

FelicityBeedle Fri 26-Jun-20 17:07:50

There’s a sort of gnocchi pasta dumpling thing normally made with ricotta but I bet you can use cream cheese

BIWI Fri 26-Jun-20 17:08:10

Heat it up and add a load of grated cheese to it, to make a cheese sauce, then freeze it?

Pebblexox Fri 26-Jun-20 17:13:28

Pasta sauces, stuffed chicken, sandwiches, bagels, it's great for making creamy sauces for things like chicken, fish etc.

WhoWants2Know Fri 26-Jun-20 17:23:29

Spread it on a slice of ham, then roll a gherkin up in it.

I know it's crazy. But we used to get through mountains of these things at family gatherings.

mummykauli7 Fri 26-Jun-20 17:25:20

Spinach and cream cheese stuffed pasta shells.

Brushetta con funghi.

Caneloni (spelling?)

White cheese sauce for lasagna, batch make, portion and freeze.

Mix in garlic, mixed herbs, fresh parsley, separate the mixture into small tubs and freeze. Take out one tub at a time when needed to keep in the fridge. Use to spread on toast, eat with a jacket potato, mix into a pasta salad etc.

IsMiseMorag Fri 26-Jun-20 17:26:38

Stir in some icing sugar, pretend you made a carrot cake but have now lost the carrot cake, eat 'frosting' out of a bowl.

Tlollj Fri 26-Jun-20 17:28:57

Squirt it along some celery😀
That’s a lot of cream cheese where’s that all come from.
Any way I like cheese cake so if worse comes to worse. Cheese cake it is.

Micah Fri 26-Jun-20 17:29:41

Tiramisu. So much better with cream cheese

ThePluckOfTheCoward Fri 26-Jun-20 17:30:33

Smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches or bagels. Smoked salmon and cream cheese with pasta shapes. Carrot cake.

HaggisTheGreat Fri 26-Jun-20 22:16:49

It freezes reasonably well - certainly well enough for using in pasta sauce etc once defrosted

CrazyOldBagLady Fri 26-Jun-20 22:18:18

Put it in garlic mushrooms with some parsley and lemon and whack it on toast.

Growingboys Fri 26-Jun-20 22:22:59

Whiz with smoked mackerel, lemon juice, paprika and a spoonful of horseradish for amazing smoked mackerel pate.

Beamur Fri 26-Jun-20 22:26:04

Add to cheese sauce, dab onto pizza. Cream cheese frosting on cakes and cinnamon buns..

TR888 Sun 28-Jun-20 12:54:50

Thank you all for your ideas! I'll certainly try a few things. To those who asked, I bought a 2kg catering tub of cream cheese. It's a brand I love, but this particular product isn't to my liking, hence why I'm looking for ideas to use it in cooking or baking x

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champagneplanet Sun 28-Jun-20 12:58:50

Make a tomato pasta sauce and the cream cheese until it's mixed in and freeze in batches. Then you can defrost and add to pasta, chuck in left over ham or chicken.

I use tinned tomatoes, some tom purée, diced onions, garlic, basil and a bit of sugar for my sauce.

CatChant Sun 28-Jun-20 12:59:10


This recipe is delicious, ridiculously easy and uses a lot of cream cheese.

minipie Mon 29-Jun-20 18:34:56

Popeye pasta sauce, it’s an Annabel Karmel toddler recipe but my DC still love it years later. Spinach parmesan and cream cheese.

Could also use it to make smoked mackerel pate which can be frozen.

GlitterDragon Mon 29-Jun-20 18:44:49


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