Cream cheese is perhaps one of the most versatile ingredients in a keto kitchen. It can be used in everything from savory lunches and dinners to sweet breakfasts and desserts. If you have a spare block or two of cream cheese taking up room in your refrigerator, get creative with how you use it. You might even be surprised at the multitude of keto cream cheese recipes out there.
To give you a jumpstart on how you can use cream cheese in your meal plan, here are our favorite keto recipes in every category.
Keto Cream Cheese Breakfast Recipes
Breakfast might be the most obvious place to make use of cream cheese. It lends itself naturally to sweet foods such as warm frosted cinnamon rolls or fluffy pancakes. However, you might be surprised at some of the other uses for this ingredient, including its addition in our Tex-Mex breakfast casserole.
Consider adding some of these keto cream cheese recipes to your shopping list this week to start your day off right:
While breakfast may seem like an obvious outlet for excess cream cheese, there is more that you can do with this ingredient on hand. It stars in a number of savory lunch and dinner dishes that can pack a protein punch. You may be pleasantly surprised to see the full range of recipes that you can use cream cheese in if you want something filling and delicious.
Let cream cheese be the star of your major mealtime with some of these excellent recipes that allow it to really shine at lunch or dinner:
Of course, cream cheese doesn’t necessarily have to be the star of the show. There are plenty of options for sides and appetizers that use cream cheese to please a crowd. From creamy dips to rollups and pinwheels, you will find that cream cheese can really hold its own, even when it isn’t the centerpiece of your meal.
Here are some of our favorite sides and appetizers that you can whip up with just a little bit of cream cheese on hand:
Perhaps the most common place where you will find keto cream cheese recipes is in the dessert category. These keto cream cheese dessert recipes are the perfect finishing touch to any lunch or dinner meal. From the obvious cheesecakes to desserts like peanut butter fat bombs and cupcakes, you will enjoy the sweet tang of cream cheese in these recipes.
Here some desserts that make good use of cream cheese to satisfy your sweet tooth:
Are you ready to seal the deal and incorporate more cream cheese into your diet? Our compilation of keto cream cheese recipes is a great starting point for using this ingredient without sacrificing on flavor. Cream cheese can be used in anything from savory dips to the ubiquitous keto cheesecakes.
No matter how you decide to use your cream cheese, you are in for a flavorful low-carb meal or side.
Ashley Simpson is a freelance writer dedicated to helping people improve their
lives -- in every way possible. She understands that food and diet are necessary
components to a healthy lifestyle and experiments with both. When she isn't
typing away, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
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