It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! At Safeway this week, Lucerne cream cheese (8 oz) is $0.99 with in-ad or e-coupon. You can get an even better deal if you spend $10 in Lucerne products and save $2 instantly at checkout.
Cream cheese is popular as a spread for bagels and muffins, and it’s great as an ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes as well. Here are some ideas for using cream cheese!
Cream cheese is great for hot and cold dips. Try this simple Fruit Dip (just two ingredients!) if you need something cool and sweet, or this Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip if you’re wanting a warm, savory dish.
Here is an easy mealtime idea: Spaghetti a la Philly. Adding just a few ounces of cream cheese to your favorite spaghetti sauce gives it a smoother texture and flavor.
This recipe, Delicious Black Bean Burritos, uses cream cheese as part of the filling! Try adding rice, salsa, and/or shredded cheese for extra substance and flavor.
Here’s a super-easy 5-star dessert salad recipe, Green Grape Salad. This seems like a perfect dish for a women’s luncheon or a baby shower.
If you need a good cheesecake recipe, do yourself a favor and make The Pioneer Woman’s Blackberry Cheesecake. It’s just a basic cheesecake recipe with sweetened blackberries on top, so you can change it up with whatever topping you like.
Here’s another yummy dessert idea that uses cream cheese — Fruit Pizza! This is a perfect recipe for the warmer months when you can choose from a wider variety of fruits that are in season.
And if the above recipes aren’t decadent enough, try Paula Deen’s Strawberry-Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast!
What’s your favorite way to use cream cheese?
Be sure to check out the What To Make With What’s On Sale archives for more meal-planning ideas!