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.

Triple-Cheese Torta

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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.

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.

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.

Whoo-Hoo Hooty

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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

Deviled Eggs

Family Circle

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

Heart Card Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

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.

Cucumber Party Dip

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 15 mins

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.

Peppered Herb Cheese Ball

Better Homes and Gardens

This goat cheese ball is an easy fix for last-minute entertaining. Roll the cheese in snipped herbs and cracked pepper for a treat with zing.

Heavenly Morel Tarts

Midwest Living

These mouthwatering mushroom appetizers taste best served just from the oven.

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