These easy cream cheese appetizers are some of the simplest party foods to create. I always have a package of cream cheese in the fridge because you can mix in such a wide variety of things to make delicious starters to take to parties or to serve while watching a game or your favorite TV show.
We often eat appetizers for dinner, combining small plates like the stuffed mushrooms (first on the list below) with my best bruschetta recipe, a cheese tray with veggies, or this vegan hummus that is so delicious and healthy!
This list of party appetizers has something for everyone! Who needs a main dish when you can have a little bit of everything?
And if you're a fan of cream cheese, you've got to check out these amazing cream cheese dip recipes. So much creamy goodness! Let me know which cream cheese appetizer recipe is your favorite!
Delicious Hot Shrimp Dip
Classic Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Authentic Maryland Crab Dip Recipe
Cream Cheese and Pepper Jelly Appetizer
Roasted Pepper Cheese Bites
Sausage Dip With Cream Cheese And Cheddar
Tiropita: A Greek-Style Feta Cheese Appetizer
Taki Topped Stuffed Jalapenos
Whipped Feta Dip with Roasted Tomatoes
Air Fryer Crab Rangoon Recipe
Cranberry Orange Crescent Rolls Recipe
Sausage Balls Without Bisquick Recipe
Ham and Cream Cheese Roll Ups (with Pickle Relish)
Cream Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Buffalo Wing Dip
Baked Vegetarian Chili Cheese Dip
Cucumber Salmon Bites
Avocado Tomatillo Roll
Bacon Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball
Bourbon Bacon Jam Cheese Ball
Delicious Shrimp Wonton Cups Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Garlic and Chive Stuffed Mushrooms (Keto)
Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
Summer Sausage Cheese Ball
Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Low Carb Keto Sausage Balls Recipe With Cream Cheese
Crab Rangoon Crescent Rolls Recipe
The Best Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe - Little Sunny Kitchen
Tips for Serving
I have always felt presentation is important, so I have a cabinet for my pretty serving dishes. This multi-tiered dish is nice as it won't take a lot of room on a table and is so pretty. When I travel I try to buy dishes so I can match the food to the dish, like this festive tray with designs of Mexico. I like how the small dishes come out, so you could put them around the table for easier access.
Cream cheese pairs so well with so many different ingredients. Serve a block of Philadelphia cream cheese with red pepper jelly poured over it, and you have an easy tasty appetizer recipe your party guests will love that took one minute to make!
For a super easy recipe, make cream cheese roll ups by adding a tablespoon of cream cheese to a piece of prosciutto or other sliced meat and roll it up for a yummy easy cream cheese appetizer.
Try a new flavor combination by adding a slice of green onion, a basil leaf, or a few sprigs of fresh parsley for even more flavor. The combination possibilities are endless for cream cheese snacks and simple appetizers. You'll have a good time testing new flavors of these finger foods and you'll be ready for those holiday parties!
Above all, be a good party guest! When taking cream cheese appetizers to a friend's house, you'll want to consider whether you'll have to warm up the dish. The last thing a host needs is to have to go looking for a baking dish or pan, so bring it in an oven-safe container and just pop it in the oven. Don't forget to set the timer! If it has a garnish, pack it in a separate baggie and add it after it comes out of the oven for the best presentation. Remember to bring a serving spoon, as well.
Any leftover cream cheese appetizers can be covered with plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container for 2-3 days. These appetizers don't stand up well to freezing.
If you had to use something else in place of cream cheese, I'd suggest mascarpone, though it does have a slightly sweet flavor. Greek yogurt or sour cream will work in dips.
Some Ingredients You Will Need:
- Ritz Crackers
- Cream Cheese
- Fresh Vegetables
- Cheddar Cheese
Here's a handful of our favorites, choose your favorite and Start cooking!
- Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
- Baked Vegetarian Chili Cheese Dip
- Ham and Cream Cheese Roll Ups
- Roasted Pepper Cheese Bites
- Sausage Dip With Cream Cheese And Cheddar
- Avocado Tomatillo Roll
- Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
- Quick & Easy Salami Cream Cheese Roll-Ups