I Love Olives and Cream Cheese Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

What's not to love? This is an easy make-ahead appetizer that takes 15 minutes to prepare and is so yummy it will be gone 15 minutes after you set it on the table. Pitted black olives and pimiento-stuffed Spanish/Manzanilla olives make it look as colorful as it is delicious. Serve it with crackers or crispinis. I also use it as a sandwich spread...it really spruces up a plain old cold-cut or deli sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix well and chill for a minimum of 2 hours (overnight is best).
  2. Serve with crackers or crispinis -- OR --
  3. Use it as a spread on cold-cut or deli sandwiches.


Most Helpful

This is addicitive as another reviewer declared! I adore it! I put it on crisp bread, pretzel bread, and stuffed it into celery already just today! I cannot keep out of it! Instead of the olive oil I used 1 t. black olive brine and 2 t. green olive brine. I could not see adding anymore fat to it. I will be making this for every event I am invited to! Fantastic stuff!

Michelle S. September 27, 2009

This was delicious. I added some hot sauce to the mix, plus I used olive brine instead of olive oil, thanks to Michelle S. (whose coffee cake, by the way, is one of my favorites - "Streusel Topped Triple Berry Coffee Cake" - it's amazingly good). <br/>Thanks for the great recipe, CookETC!

Meryl May 28, 2013

We couldn't stop eating this!!!! I served it on Rye-Krisp crackers and it was awesome. I probably went a little heavy on the olives -- and I still may even bump them up a little more the next time. I also used probably close to 1/8 t. of the seasoned salt. AMAZING!

Bobbie March 26, 2011

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