The best cream cheese appetizers are here no matter what your taste or diet is. There is something for everyone to love with these homemade hors devours. These recipes offer a variety that includes those with meat, for vegetarians, great dips, hearty cheese balls, and all are killer recipes. Both cold or hot, spicy or savory, recipes with cream cheese are shared here by some of the best food bloggers.
If you need a recipe for the next potluck, Super Bowl party, holiday (check out the reindeer Christmas cheeseball below) these are the from-scratch cream cheese appetizer recipes you have been looking for. I have included several that are perfect for make-ahead, healthy, or simple appetizers so you can enjoy every cream cheese bite and not have to cook or miss the fun during your next get-together.
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The following appetizers are some of my favorites from the blog. Cream cheese is an ingredient we eat often since it is tasty, versatile, and it goes a long way for a budget price. I cook with full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese in dips, with meat rolled-up, and more, since most of the time since I try and eat a low-carb diet. I hope you try all these cream cheese appetizers and let me know which one you like best. This list will grow as I add more to the blog so come back often to see what is new.
Southern Pimento Cheese
Pimento (pimiento) Cheese is a true Southern staple for any get-together. This classic recipe is a crowd-pleaser and my version has only a bit of mayo but all the creaminess. This easy appetizer is wonderful for keto, low-carb, and gluten-free diets.
Loaded with fresh ingredients, these Pesto Turkey Pinwheels are perfect for a simple lunch, party platter, or even a snack. Smoked provolone pairs well with this turkey and wrapped in a pesto cream cheese mixture that you will be coming back for more again and again!
These cream cheese appetizers offer a variety of meats including bacon, chicken, salami, sausage, and seafood like shrimp and tuna. They are all easy, tasty, and packed with protein. Many of these appetizers with cream cheese are also low-carb, gluten-free, or keto-friendly.
Shrimp Ragoon Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers
This cheesy Shrimp Stuffed Mini Bell Pepper appetizer is a party favorite! Stuffed with sweet shrimp, rich cream cheese, and tasty Gouda, your guests will gobble these up.
Salami rollups with cream cheese and fresh herbs are easy to make and fun to serve! Try these cream cheese roll-ups with Genoa salami in cornucopia for a fun finger food idea on your next meat and cheese tray.
These appetizers offer a variety of the best recipes for vegetarians. Whether you want a cream cheese appetizer with cauliflower, mushrooms, or other ingredients, there is something to love here. Several are quick and great for a starter, snack, or even a side dish.
Buffalo Cauliflower Dip in a Bread Bowl
Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is a vegetarian alternative to traditional buffalo chicken dip. Serve as an appetizer at parties or Sunday game day!
These cheese ball and cheese dip recipes all include some cream cheese and so many amazing different ingredients. You are bound to find a few new cream cheese appetizers from this list that you will want to make today. Get your favorite crackers, some crudite, and get ready to enjoy the best cheese ball or cheese dip recipes you can find.
Fresh Spinach Artichoke Dip with Goat Cheese & Leeks
This is not your ordinary spinach dip. The tangy goat cheese, leeks, and fresh ingredients elevate this classic dip to a new amazing level.
This Everything Bagel cheese ball is budget-friendly and serves a crowd. Decorate to look like a reindeer for the holidays or leave plain for any occasion. Make up to a week in advance for stress-free party prep!
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