Olive-Pimento Cheese Spread

“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.”
READY IN:
8hrs
YIELD:
3 cups
UNITS:
US

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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