You might be missing out on using a very common kitchen ingredient. Cream cheese goes far beyond the bagel. It's actually a versatile spread that can add a creamy texture to main dishes, dips or even desserts.

Between no-bake desserts and creamy alfredo pasta sauce, cream cheese will make a tasty addition to so many of your favorite recipes this summer.

Check out the slideshow above for 10 great new ways to use cream cheese.

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