Holiday Cheese Spread


"This is an excellent cheese spread to make for the holidays, especially for New Years Eve. Everybody loves this recipe. Serve with crackers."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 102 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 194 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, deviled ham, Colby cheese, green olives, and prepared mustard. Season with dry mustard, chopped fresh chives, celery salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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  1. 10 Ratings


This is an awesome spread recipe! The flavors meld beautifully.I made half the recipe exactly as it was called for, and the other half I left out the olives, substituted celery seed for celery salt, garlic powder for garlic salt,and added a teaspoon of white wine for my friends with salt restricted diets. They loved it, and I loved both the original version and the lower salt one.PS- I used Dijon mustard for the prepared mustard. Both versions will delight your tastebuds. Many Thanks, Jennifer. This won't be reserved just for holidays at my house! This is definately going on my New Years Eve Buffet this year! I'll probably use it to fill my mini cream puffs or puff pastries.


PLEASE DISREGARD THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AND LOW RATINGS ON THIS RECIPE!! I made this over the weekend for a football party that had 22 people at it and asked them to rate it from a 1 to 5. EVERYBODY rated this a 5 and most of them said they would give it a 10 if they could. We tried it on crackers, all kinds of veggies (Beleive me, they weren't picky!) and when I had ran out of all the veggies, they were scooping it out by the spoonfuls and eating it right out of their spoon. It wasn't strictly all men either. By the time the evening had ended, everybody had asked me why I hadn't made a double batch. I didn't change a thing when I made this recipe and I won't in the future either!

Prairie Epicurian

I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It is the exact one my grandma used to make every Christmas. Definitely use celery seed and garlic powder instead of their saltier counterparts. And I use 1/4 tsp of cayenne and it is perfect. This makes a HUGE cheeseball, so I make it into four little balls and freeze them and take them out if company's coming. They are even better after they've been frozen. :-) OH, and I use old Cheddar. Can't lose.