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Ways to use up soft cheese

Soft cheese is a staple ingredient in lots of kitchens because it can be used in a host of different ways. These delicious recipes show you how to use up any leftover soft cheese, helping to reduce food waste. We’ve also added some extra tips and ideas for making sure you get the most out of every tub.

  1. Butternut squash & kale mac ’n’ cheese

    Hearty and comforting, everyone loves a mac ‘n’ cheese. This one has chunks of roasted butternut squash and kale stirred through the pasta with a creamy, silky cheese sauce made with soft cheese.

    Butternut squash & kale mac ’n’ cheese
  2. Spicy lamb pizza

    Have a go at this quick and easy pizza recipe. You make your own cheat’s pizza dough with self-raising flour and Greek yogurt ­– no proving or rising required! It’s then spread with a luscious layer of soft cheese and topped with a spicy lamb mixture, dollops of soft cheese, green chillies and quick-pickled onions. Dig in!

    Spicy lamb pizza
  3. Creamy stuffed salmon with Parma ham

    Soft cheese and salmon are a match made in heaven in this delicious midweek meal idea. Cut pockets into salmon fillets and stuff with creamy soft cheese and lemon zest, then wrap in a slice of Parma ham. They’re then nestled amongst veggies and roasted all together for a hearty dinner. We reckon it’ll become a firm favourite.

    Creamy stuffed salmon with Parma ham
  4. Why not try using cream cheese in these ways?

    • Dollop small teaspoons into omelettes. 

    • Mix it with sweet chilli sauce for a delicious dip.

    • Whip up a cream cheese icing for cakes.

    • Add to toasted sandwiches.

    • Use to top jacket potatoes with spring onions and bacon.