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Whipped cream cheese

20 Tasty Cream Cheese Recipes!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Got a block of cream cheese? Try these tasty cream cheese recipes, from simple and savory to sweet, decadent desserts. For all cream cheese recipes, see above.



For the strawberry cream cheese

  • 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the herb cream cheese:

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup chopped chives, or half chives and half fresh basil or dill
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt or sour cream or ½ tablespoon milk, to soften (optional)


  1. Make sure the cream cheese is softened. Leave it out at room temperature for 1 hour, or place it on a plate in the microwave, cook 5 seconds, flip over the block of cheese and cook another 5 seconds.
  2. For the strawberry cream cheese: Place the diced strawberries and sugar in a food processor and blend until mostly combined, stopping and scraping as necessary. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer with paddle attachment, which will achieve a chunkier texture. Add the softened cream cheese and pulse several times until fully combined with the strawberry mixture. Resist the urge to overwhip. Refrigerate until serving or up to 2 weeks. (The texture will be soft and spreadable right away; it firms up slightly upon refrigeration.)
  3. For the herb cream cheese: Chop the herbs. Mix everything together in a bowl, adding a little Greek yogurt, milk or sour cream 1 tablespoon at a time if you’d like a fluffier, more spreadable texture (we used 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt).
  • Category: Spread
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Cheese
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cream cheese recipes