Olive-Pimento Cheese Spread

READY IN: 8hrs
Recipe by Toby Jermain

This is a pretty good clone of Kraft Olive-Pimento Cheese that will cost you at least $1.50 for a 5 oz jar. Prep time includes time in the fridge.

Top Review by Cat Sims

This was wonderful! I used salad olives, white pepper, and Philadelphia cream chees spread. Chopped the olives and other ingredients in the food processor (just pulsed it a few times), then added the cream cheese and let the food processor mix everything. So easy and so good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar pimento stuffed olives, drained and chopped, 1 tbsp juice reserved
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 14 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 14 teaspoon seasoning salt (preferably Lawry's MSG-free)
  • 14 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 14 teaspoon lemon & herb seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes, flakes lightly crushed
  • 1 tablespoon brine, from olives, if needed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (optional)

Directions

  1. Beat cream cheese until almost starting to get fluffy.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except olive juice and lemon juice.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, overnight for flavors to develop and blend.
  4. Adjust texture and flavor with reserved olive juice and lemon juice.
  5. Serve with crackers or Melba toast, or use to stuff celery or on other raw veggies.

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