Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Another stupidly simple recipe, this time from my Mom. Like most of the other dips/spreads in my cookbook, this is good on either crackers or vegetables. Since its made from ingredients most people have on hand its a nice option if you have a last-minute need for something festive.


  1. To avoid any confusion, the recipe editor being a bit fussy about format, chop the olives finely THEN measure 4 tbs.
  2. Mix olives into softened cream cheese.
  3. Pack into an attractive serving dish. Or mold it into a ball and wrap it in plastic.
  4. Chill at least 1 hour before serving with crackers or veggie sticks.
Most Helpful

We liked this however it didn't really have a wow factor. I am sure we will use it again because it is so easy and uses ingredients we always have. I will probably try to tweak it to fit our tastes a little better. Thanks for a great basic.

Margie99 April 30, 2009