Cream cheese is long considered just a pairing for your morning bagel, but did you know there are many uses for this mild and versatile cheese? It can add creaminess to savory dishes, melts well, and plays well with other flavors. Check out some slightly unusual dishes incorporating our favorite schmear.
Lox and cream cheese have long been partners in crime but cream cheese works the same for any strong flavored fish such as smoked trout. Mix together cream cheese, chopped shallots, fresh herbs, lemon juice and your fish-of-choice to use as a spread for crackers or bread.
Are your scrambled eggs coming up dry? Cream cheese can solve the problem! Mix your eggs and milk together and then fold in cream cheese while the eggs cook in a hot skillet. Your breakfast eggs just got a whole lot creamier and dreamier.
Want to make jalapeño poppers like your favorite restaurant? It's easy! Roasted your jalapeños and then halve and de-seed them. Mix cream cheese, cheddar, onions and spices together to spread into your peppers. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes and voila! You have your favorite appetizer at home.