Asked by: Elicio Tohms
Asked in category: food and drink, desserts and baking
Last Updated: 4th Oct 2022

What is a healthy substitute for cream cheese?

Healthy cream cheese substitutes
  • Hummus. Hummus is low in calories and low fat. It comes in a variety flavors to please your taste buds.
  • Almond butter. Almond butter is the perfect choice if you are looking for something sweet and salty.
  • Farmer Cheese.
  • Cottage Cheese.
  • Fruit Spread.
  • Spread Tofu
  • Avocado.
  • Greek Yogurt.



You may then wonder, "What can I use in place of cream cheese?"

You can also use as an alternative to cream cheese

  1. OR - 8 oz lower fat cottage cheese plus 1/4 cup margarine.
  2. OR - Equal amounts (Neufchatel) cream Cheese.
  3. OR - Equal amounts of ricotta cheese and plain, full-fat yogurt
  4. Below are more options for specific uses.

Can I substitute Greek yogurt with cream cheese? Cream Cheese Greek yogurt can be substituted for cream cheese in baked goods with the same amount.

What is the lowest-calorie cream cheese?

Low-calorie cream cheeses or Neufchatel cheeses have one-third to one half the fat of traditional varieties. 3? 3? Neufchatel cheese can be made from milk, while traditional cream cheese can be made from cream and milk.

What is healthy about cream cheese?

Cream cheese is a versatile dairy spread. Cream cheese is a good food source of vitamin A, and it doesn't contain much lactose. It's high in calories and fat, and low in protein, so you should use it sparingly. Whippet cheese and other whipped cream cheese have lower fats and calories.