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Old 03-13-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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ISO: How to use up 2 kg of cream cheese

What was I thinking! When I went to the cash and carry yesterday, there was a special on 2 kg of light cream cheese (really good price). I gave some to my brother, I'm using some to mix with the foster dog's kibble in a Kong, but I still have about 1.5 kg to use up by the 19th. I'm thinking a savoury cheese cake...but that's not going to use all of it up. I know it doesn't freeze well. Ideas would be welcomed!
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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It makes very nice mac and cheese or alfredo type sauce for pasta.

Company Mac and Cheese Recipe | Taste of Home

Pimento cheese, olives and walnuts, herbs etc... turn cream cheese into a wonderful sandwich filling.

Freeze it and use it in cooking or as a last resort in the dog's dinner!

Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:52 PM   #3
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Tortilla roll-ups - mix chopped black olives, chopped mild green chilies, chopped jalapenos to your preferred level of heat (some recipes use hot sauce or salsa in the filling). Spread on flour tortilla and roll it up. Refrigerate then slice into about 1/2" long rounds (the cook gets to eat the ragged end pieces) and serve with your favorite salsa as a snack or an hors d'oevre.

There are any number of other things that can be added or used for the filling.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:08 PM   #4
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Cheesecake freezes well.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:24 PM   #5
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Mix it with some chili and cheese to make a dip, mix in some cream cheese and jam to make a good dip for crackers, buy a ton of bagels, have a party with these things!
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
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Stir it into a veggie soup to make it creamy...Yum!!!

Scrambled eggs...
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:33 PM   #7
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Your thread reminded me of this simple recipe.

Cheesecake Squares

I think I will make a low carb version, using almond meal and Splenda, for Easter.
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Tortilla roll-ups - mix chopped black olives, chopped mild green chilies, chopped jalapenos to your preferred level of heat (some recipes use hot sauce or salsa in the filling). Spread on flour tortilla and roll it up. Refrigerate then slice into about 1/2" long rounds (the cook gets to eat the ragged end pieces) and serve with your favorite salsa as a snack or an hors d'oevre.

There are any number of other things that can be added or used for the filling.
My daughters and I love tortilla roll ups and make them a lot. We often add sliced avocado, and they're also good with a slice of deli turkey rolled up in there, too. You're right, there are so many ways to make them and they look so pretty plated. Now I'm craving them.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:12 PM   #9
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As mentioned, cheese cake is a great option, and I also like to make veggie dips.

But my hands down favorite use for cream cheese is in omelets. I love it with mushrooms and chives. It also doesn't overpower the delicate flavor of eggs like a lot of other cheeses do.

I'm fully convinced that if the French had invented cream cheese, it would be the recommended cheese to serve with egg dishes.
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Well, the French created Neufchatel cheese which was the inspiration for cream cheese.
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