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Kitchen Dictionary: cream cheese

An American favorite, cream cheese is white, easy to spread, and mildly tangy. It goes especially well with bagels and nut breads. (called white cheese in Europe)


Season: available year-round

How to select: Cream cheese comes in low-fat and non-fat versions.

How to store: Use cream cheese within a few days after purchasing, and throw it out if mold appears. For best results, serve chilled.

Substitutions: 2 cups of cream cheese = 1 lb; Neufchatel (lower in fat and moister than regular cream cheese) OR equal parts ricotta and yogurt OR tofu

More Cream Cheese Recipes
Popular Cream Cheese Recipes
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken
Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Panera's Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 793
Calories from Fat 714 (90%)
Total Fat 79.4g 122%
Saturated Fat 44.8g 223%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 255mg 85%
Sodium 744mg 31%
Potassium 320mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 9.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 13.8g 27%

How is this calculated?