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Festive Cracker Spread

Festive Cracker Spread

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All I have to say is this recipe is addictive. You will feel a stronger than normal gravitational pull toward this dip. Serve with crackers. Beware and Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 310 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Beat the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Fold in the olives, celery, onion, bell pepper, and parsley; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
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This dip is indeed addictive. Very rich, with a nice tangy taste. For those, like me, who enjoy some heat, I'd add some Tobasco, and maybe a pinch of cayenne pepper. This is a keeper.


Awesome! This is the closest I've found to my mother's homemade Pimiento Cheese recipe, which was wonderful -- but I can't find it anywhere. Hers was a bit drier and more pungent, this one is creamier and milder. Hers used green olives (like this recipe) rather than just the pimientos, and I've found it hard to get recipes using the olives, so when I stumbled across this recipe, I just had to give it a try. I did leave out the green bell pepper and used 1/3 cup green onion instead of regular onion -- and it's terrific. I did everything according to this recipe except I used a food processor to blend the cheeses and mayo together -- and then I pulsed in the rest of the ingredients -- made things a lot more simple, especially in light of how easy it is to end up with cream cheese all over your kitchen walls with a mixer. If I were to change anything, it would be to use mayo to taste/desired consistency. Otherwise, I have to say, I might like this recipe even more than my mom's b/c it's creamy and more spreadable/dip-able, and not as strong as hers was. And by the way -- this is SO much better than anything you'll buy pre-packaged at the store! Those spreads are far too sweet! FWIW, this is a wonderful recipe -- I will make it again for the upcoming holidays! (I'm thinking about adding some crumbled cooked bacon, too!)


Delicious and addictive. I doubled the recipe and added some jalapeno's. Everyone wanted the recipe. Suggestion: Be sure to buy the thinly shredded mixes better. Thanks for the recipe...I will be using this often.