Cream Cheese Appetizers

Be sure to bookmark this selection of the best cream cheese appetizers. From spicy cream cheese-pepper jelly dip to cheese balls rolled in nuts, these recipes for cream cheese appetizers are convenient and flavorful.

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Lemon-Pepper Cheese Wheel

Pepperidge Farm

The best things about this savory cheesecake appetizer are that it's completely make ahead and it's absolutely delicious.

Total: 5 hrs 40 mins

Garden Vegetable Spread

Pepperidge Farm

Here's an easy-to-make, creamy spread that gets great flavor from shredded vegetables. Be sure to make it for your next get-together.

Total: 2 hrs 20 mins

Triple-Cheese Torta

Better Homes and Gardens

Flaunting festive colors and flavors, this holiday appetizer comes with a choice of two toppers.

Caramelized Onion Dip

Food & Wine
Total: 1 hr

Herbed Feta Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens

This savory cheesecake can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Perfect for entertaining, just cut into thin wedges and let guests serve themselves.

Feta Custard in Phyllo Cups

Better Homes and Gardens

These savory appetizers have a custard filling and an olive topper.

Shrimp-Stuffed Buns

Better Homes and Gardens

These savory snacks freeze well. To reheat, wrap frozen buns in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until heated through.

Dry Jack Cheesecake with Pears and Crostini

Better Homes and Gardens

To serve this appetizer cheesecake as a light luncheon or dinner entree, place slices on bread and warm in the oven or under the broiler to soften.

Deviled Eggs

Family Circle

Basil-Walnut Cream Cheese

Better Homes and Gardens

In addition to a fabulous make-ahead spread, this Basil-Walnut Cream Cheese can also be served warm and sliced on top of a vinaigrette salad.

Total: 15 mins

Crab Rangoon Ravioli

Better Homes and Gardens

For the rich crab flavor of this classic Asian appetizer without the fat from frying, cook the wonton wrappers in boiling water like ravioli.

Total: 45 mins

Blazin' Hot Bacon Dip


Delicious dip for tailgating.

Total: 10 mins

Whoo-Hoo Hooty


Lemongrass Shrimp Pate

Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon grass, an herb used to flavor Thai soups and teas, has a mild citrus taste. In this recipe, the herb works with cilantro, garlic, and a fresh chile to give shrimp spread Asian-style flavors.

Smoked Salmon and Pesto Spread

Better Homes and Gardens

Cream cheese, pesto, and smoked salmon come together in this spreadable appetizer that's ready in 15 minutes.

Whoo-Hoo Hooty

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this easy cheese spread with fruit or crackers at your next party. Shape it like an owl for extra fun.

Witch's Hat Calzones

Better Homes and Gardens

Hats off to these cheesy little numbers that are as tasty as they are cute. Top off a Halloween appetizer buffet with these mini pepperoni pizza snacks.

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