We all know how well cream cheese and bagels go together. Like burgers and fries, some food combinations you just can't go wrong with. So we're not trying to tell you to stop putting cream cheese on your bagels -- don't ever stop doing that -- we just want to make sure that you understand the full potential of your cream cheese spread.

In case you didn't know, cream cheese is responsible for 90 percent of cheesecakes. It's why red velvet cake (and its frosting) is so good. And it's the secret ingredient in so many of our favorite dips. Cream cheese is a jack of all trades -- and a master of them too. Check out all the things you can make with America's favorite spreadable cheese.

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  • Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/12/hot-cheesy-roasted-red-pepper-dip/" target="_blank">Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Chocolate Chip Surprise Muffins

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2010/05/14/chocolate-chip-surprise-muffins/" target="_blank">Chocolate Chip Surprise Muffins recipe</a> by Buns in my Oven</strong>

  • Mini Cream Cheese And Chive Biscuits

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/05/mini-cream-cheese-chive-biscuits/" target="_blank">Mini Cream Cheese and Chive Biscuits recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Red Velvet Waffles With Cream Cheese Waffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/02/red-velvet-waffles-with-cream-cheese-syrup.html" target="_blank">Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Waffles recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Whipped Feta

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/02/how-to-make-amazing-whipped-feta/" target="_blank">Whipped Feta recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Buckeyes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://passthesushi.com/buckeyes-recipe/" target="_blank">Buckeyes recipe</a> by Pass the Sushi</strong>

  • BBQ Chicken Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/09/bbq-chicken-dip/" target="_blank">BBQ Chicken Dip recipe</a> by How Sweet It Is</strong>

  • Pickled Strawberry Shortcake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/07/sweet-pickled-strawberries-shortcakes.html" target="_blank">Pickled Strawberry Shortcake recipe</a> by A Beautiful Mess</strong>

  • Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/bars-and-cookie-bars/twix-cookie-dough-cheesecake-bars/#more-11188">Twix Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars recipe from Bakers Royale</a></strong>

  • Baked Potato Skins Mac And Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/09/baked-potato-skins-mac-and-cheese-recipe.html" target="_blank">Baked Potato Skins Mac and Cheese recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.motherthyme.com/2012/09/cream-cheese-coffee-cake.html">Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe from Mother Thyme</a></strong>

  • Jalapeno Popper Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2013/02/25/jalapeno-popper-bread/" target="_blank">Jalapeno Popper Bread recipe</a> by Buns in my Oven</strong>

  • White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/12/02/white-chocolate-pretzel-fudge/" target="_blank">White Chocolate Pretzel Fudge recipe</a> by Buns in my Oven</strong>

  • Artichoke Lemon Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/artichoke_lemon_dip/" target="_blank">Artichoke Lemon Dip recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cream_cheese_pecan_cookies/" target="_blank">Cream Cheese Pecan Cookies recipe</a> by Simply Recipes</strong>

  • Cream Cheese And Cherry Pastry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2013/03/easter-cherry-explosion-roll/" target="_blank">Cream Cheese and Cherry Pastry recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Caramelized Onion Dip

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/01/onion-dip.html" target="_blank">Caramelized Onion Dip recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Banana Cream Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/03/banana-cream-pie-recipe.html" target="_blank">Banana Cream Pie recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Lox Omelette

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.macheesmo.com/2011/11/the-lox-omelet/" target="_blank">Lox Omelette recipe</a> by Macheesmo</strong>

  • Polish Sweet Cream Cheese Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.renbehan.com/2013/02/polish-sweet-cream-cheese-pancakes-nalesniki.html">Polish Sweet Cream Cheese Pancakes recipe from Ren Behan</a></strong>

  • Creamy Pesto Panini Sandwich

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2012/03/creamy-pesto.html" target="_blank">Creamy Pesto Panini Sandwich recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://sucreeathens.blogspot.com/2013/02/nutella-rolls-with-cream-cheese-frosting.html">Nutella Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from sucree</a></strong>

  • Fire Roasted Corn Dip

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2013/04/corn-dip.html" target="_blank"> Fire Roasted Corn Dip recipe</a> by A Spicy Perspective</strong>

  • Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.missinthekitchen.com/2013/02/07/cream-cheese-peanut-butter-cookies/">Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies recipe from Miss in the Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Lemon Sandwich Cookies

    Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/lemon-sandwich-cookies/#more-11104">Lemon Sandwich Cookies recipe from Bakers Royale</a>

  • Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/12424-baked-jalapeno-bacon-poppers-recipe.html" target="_blank">Baked Jalapeno Bacon Poppers recipe</a> by Steamy Kitchen</strong>

  • Carrot Cake Macarons with Cream Cheese Filling

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tarteletteblog.com/2010/12/recipe-gluten-free-carrot-cake-macarons.html">Carrot Cake Macarons with Cream Cheese Filling recipe from Tartelette </a></strong>

  • Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese-Sour Cream Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/zucchini-bread/">Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese-Sour Cream Frosting recipe from White On Rice Couple</a></strong>

  • Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2012/1/28/cream-cheese-monkey-bread.html">Cream Cheese Monkey Bread recipe from P&E Yummilicious</a></strong>

  • Carrot Cupcakes with Zesty Lime Cream Cheese Frosting

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://thecupcakedailyblog.com/carrot-cupcakes-with-zesty-lime-cream-cheese-frosting/">Carrot Cupcakes with Zesty Lime Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Cupcake Daily Blog</a></strong>

  • Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake Truffles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/02/red-velvet-cream-cheese-cake-truffles.html">Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake Truffles recipe from The Comfort of Cooking</a></strong>

  • Banana, Nutella & Cream Cheese Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://alwayswithbutter.blogspot.com/2011/06/banana-nutella-cream-cheese-cake.html?showComment=1309233072663#c456962339213056491">Banana, Nutella & Cream Cheese Cake recipe from Always With Butter</a></strong>

  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.michelle-s.com/blog/2012/02/blueberry-cream-cheese-coffee-cake/">Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe from Michelle Smith</a></strong>

  • Hot Fudge Cream Cheese Bars

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://cookiesandcups.com/hot-fudge-cream-cheese-bars/">Hot Fudge Cream Cheese Bars recipe from Cookies & Cups</a></strong>

  • Meyer Lemon Liomoncello Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.tarteletteblog.com/2009/07/recipe-meyer-lemon-limoncello-cupcakes.html">Meyer Lemon Liomoncello Cupcakes recipe from Tartelette</a></strong>