Cream cheese and mascarpone cheese are common additions to casseroles, pasta dishes, dips, and more. Learn the best emergency substitutes for cheese, plus the healthy cheese substitutes that will help you save on fat, calories, and sodium while still maintaining creamy texture and flavor.
Mascarpone Cheese Substitute
For 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, substitute 8 ounces regular cream cheese.
Cream Cheese Substitute
For 8 ounces cream cheese, substitute 8 ounces ricotta cheese or Neufchatel cheese.
Healthy Cheese Substitutes
For 8 ounces cream cheese, substitute 8 ounces reduced-fat ricotta cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese (Neuftchatel).
For one serving regular cheese, substitute one serving reduced-fat cheese or part-skim cheese.