| | | | | |

18 Irresistible Recipes Using Vegan Cream Cheese

Sharing is caring!

After making the switch to a vegan lifestyle, cream cheese is one of those items many people miss. Luckily, there are so many good options on the market today for vegan cream cheese. And, if you don’t want to purchase vegan cream cheese, you can always make your own!

Recipes using vegan cream cheese

While vegan cream cheese is delicious on a cracker or a fresh slice of bell pepper, it’s also really tasty to cook with. The texture and flavor adds a lot to various meals and desserts. From vegan frostings to dips, here are some of my favorite recipes that use vegan cream cheese.

1. Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Vegan cream cheese muffins

It doesn’t have to be “pumpkin spice season” to enjoy these vegan pumpkin cream cheese muffins. This Starbucks copycat recipe is gluten-free and these muffins make the perfect mid-morning snack. I always have at least one can of pumpkin puree on hand to make tasty pumpkin recipes. These muffins are filled with vegan cream cheese and will leave your sweet tooth satisfied! And, they’re kid-friendly which is a huge bonus.

2. Vegan Whipped Feta Dip

Vegan cream cheese whipped feta dip

This vegan whipped feta dip is a nice balance of sweet and savory. It tastes great on toast, crackers, or even used as a dipping sauce for veggies. Topped with pistachios and cranberries, you can’t go wrong with this nutty and sweet dip. And, it’s really quick and easy to make. Try it on your next sandwich to bring up the flavor and texture!

3. Dairy-Free Cheesecake

Vegan cream cheese cake

Many dairy-free or vegan cheesecakes are made with nuts or tofu. But, this one isn’t! So, it’s vegan and allergy friendly if you have anyone in the family that is allergic to nuts. The bulk of the cheesecake is made with vegan cream cheese and even your non-vegan friends will love it. The crust is made with crushed Oreos (yes, Oreos are vegan!) for a tasty and crunchy treat.

4. Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

Vegan creamcheese strawberry cake

It wouldn’t be a list of cream cheese recipes without a couple of cheesecakes, right? This vegan strawberry cheesecake is the perfect treat to make for a friend or family member for a special occasion. This is a no-bake recipe also making it a great summer dessert. And, the bright pink colors from the natural strawberries is beautiful.

5. Rye Flour Banana Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan banana bread with cream cheese frosting

It’s always a debate in our house whether cream cheese belongs on banana bread. I say it does! This tasty vegan banana bread is frosted with a delicious, fluffy cream cheese frosting. Vegan yogurt gives it a smooth texture and mashed bananas give this bread unbelievable flavor. Is your mouth watering yet?

6. Cherry Cheesecake (No-Bake Option)

Vegan cherry cheesecake

Another no-baked vegan cheesecake is very deserving of being on this list. This sweet and smooth cheesecake is topped with cherries, one of my favorite fruits to serve with desserts. This is a simple recipe with minimal ingredients that are relatively easy to find at the grocery store. Next time you have a holiday party, whip up this cheesecake and see if anyone even notices it’s vegan!

7. Vegan Strawberry Cake

Strawberry cake made with vegan cream cheese

There’s something about strawberries and cream cheese when they come together. It really is a match made in heaven. This vegan strawberry cake uses fresh strawberries, vegan cream cheese, and non-dairy milk. It’s easy to whip up from scratch, even if you’re not an experienced baker.

8. Gluten-Free Oreo Balls

Gluten free Oreo balls

It’s no secret that Oreo’s are vegan and taste amazing in various vegan desserts. These gluten-free Oreo balls are no exception. Next time you’re having a craving for chocolate, whip up a batch of these vegan chocolate truffles.

9. Vegan Cream Cheese Wontons

Wontons made with vegan cream cheese

These cream cheese wontons are like crab rangoon’s, only so much better! They’re crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside. These are the perfect appetizer or party food that even non-vegans will devour.

10. Frosted Red Velvet Cookies

Vegan red velvet cookies

If you liked red velvet cupcakes, you’re gonna want to try red velvet cookies. They’re perfect for any holiday (especially Valentine’s day). Frosted with sweet cream cheese, you can’t go wrong with this delicious treat.

11. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Cups

Vegan artichoke cups with spinach and vegan cream cheese

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is crispy, crunchy, creamy, vegan and delicious. The vegan cream cheese works so well with the crunchy shells and spinach. Make them in advance and throw them in the freezer. Next time you have guests over, the appetizer will be ready!

12. No-Bake Grasshopper Pie

Vegan mint grasshopper pie

I can’t even tell you how quickly my mouth waters when I hear the words “grasshopper pie”. I’m such a sucker for anything mint chocolate. This grasshopper pie tastes like mint chocolate icecream. And, it’s a no-bake pie, making it incredibly easy to throw together.

13. Easy Vegan Cheesecake

Vegan raspberry cream cheese cake

This easy vegan cheesecake uses vegan cream cheese and sour cream for a simple recipe that tastes like it took you all day to made. Topped off with a raspberry drizzle, you really can’t go wrong with this creamy favorite.

14. Vegan Cream Cheese Puffs

Vegan cream cheese puffs

These vegan cream cheese puffs are another addicting appetizer that will please a crowd. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, this cheesy comfort food will have you bookmarking the recipe to make again and again.

15. Dairy-free cream cheese frosting

Vegan cream cheese frosting

If you’re looking for a basic cream cheese frosting recipe for your baked goods, this one is it. You can use this for cupcakes, cakes, or even banana bread. It only takes 5 minutes to make, and you may even have all the ingredients on hand!

16. Vegan Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Nobody will believe these mashed potatoes are dairy-free and vegan. Made with only 3 ingredients, this creamy side dish is the perfect companion to your next veggie entrée. Top off with some vegan black bean chili and a side salad for a complete meal.

17. Vegan Swedish Sandwich Cake

Vegan Swedish sandwich cake

This Swedish sandwich cake uses carrot and smoked tofu instead of salmon to make it vegan. There are many different variations of the Swedish cake, and the options for fillings are endless. They’re typically served at gatherings and parties. If you’re looking for a unique dish to use your vegan cream cheese on, this is it.

18. Easy Coffee Scones

Vegan coffee scones

Is there anything better than a fresh scone? They’re tasty, flaky, and incredibly easy to make. This recipe for easy vegan coffee scones uses cream cheese on top. After digging in, you’d never know they were vegan. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, you can’t go wrong with a tasty scone.

I hope these recipes gave you some great ideas for how to use your vegan cream cheese. It’s one of my favorite ingredients to bake with because it adds such a layer of texture and comfort.

You can’t go wrong with any of these recipes. Be sure to let me know if you make any of them and how you liked them. Or, if you have a favorite vegan cream cheese recipe, drop a link below!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *