Pimiento-Cheese Spread Appetizers

Pimiento-Cheese Spread Appetizers

In 15 minutes, you can make a satisfying spread showcasing pimiento-stuffed olives and two kinds of cheese.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

16

appetizers

2/3
cup small whole pimiento-stuffed green olives (from 10-oz jar)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
16
slices cocktail rye bread
  1. Reserve 16 whole olives for garnish. Chop remaining olives; place in medium bowl. Add Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese and red pepper; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture on 8 of the bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half.
  3. Garnish each appetizer with 1 whole olive secured with a toothpick or decorative pick.
Makes 16 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
To quickly soften cream cheese, use your microwave. Remove foil wrapper and place cream cheese in a microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 45 to 60 seconds for a 3-ounce package of cream cheese.
If cocktail rye bread isn’t available, spread cheese mixture on low-fat rye crackers instead.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.