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Festive Cracker Spread Recipe

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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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2009

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 13, 2011

Well, I’m sorry to say that this was just ok for us. I followed the recipe as written using green onions and fresh parsley instead of dried. Although we like celery, it just didn’t seem to go well in this. Not the best we’ve had and not the worst, but I probably won’t make it again.

Nov 10, 2010

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!)

Dec 21, 2010

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

Apr 19, 2010

The best!!!! I was a bit apprehensive when I tried this (took it to a New Year's Eve party) but it was gobbled up in no time, with so many people asking for the recipe. It's delicious on crackers, and, as the submitter said, highly addictive. ;o)

Nov 25, 2011

The cheese I used was extra sharp white cheddar and I used red bell pepper instead of green (we don't care for green pepper). I added a teaspoon of garlic powder as well as a shake of Frank's Hot Sauce. Dude. We absolutely loved this. There was nothing left over.

Dec 20, 2010

Definitely a keeper...so good and super easy. My stoic husband said, "This is REALLY good!" and for him, that's kind of amazing. I followed the recipe except I omitted the green bell pepper and used green onions instead of regular onion. I think a sweet bell pepper (orange, red or yellow) would have been a great alternative to the green and will try it that way next time. And there will be a next time...

Dec 27, 2010

Made orgininal recipe for Christmas party and it was pretty good. I didn't like the chunkiness factor with the celery but others did. I made it again without celery today and really minced the onion and I like this one better.


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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