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I have some goat cheese and I want to make a cheese spread or cheese ball. Can I substitute the goat cheese for the cream cheese which is in the recipe?
Goat cheese makes a great substitute for cream cheese. There's about the same amount of saturated fat and calories in an ounce of goat cheese as there is in reduced-fat cream cheese.
Try one of these recipes for your leftover goat cheese or cream cheese:
Roasted Vegetable Cheesecake
Cauliflower Goat Cheese Gratin
Penne with Spinach and Goat Cheese | Low Sodium Penne with Spinach and Goat Cheese
Shrimp and Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Ziti with Caper Currant Goat Cheese
Thanks for writing.
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP