Dilly Vegetable Spread Recipe
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Dilly Vegetable Spread Recipe

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"My family enjoys this creamy snack," says Donna Jandreau of Lincoln, Maine. "Packed with chunks of vegetables, ham and cheese, it's also good as a sandwich spread or stuffed in a tomato."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • 4 medium dill pickles, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham, diced
  • 1/2 pound American cheese, diced
  • Crackers

Nutritional Facts

50 calories: 2 tablespoon, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add the next five ingredients; mix well. Stir in tomato, pickles, green pepper, onion, ham and cheese. Chill. Serve with crackers. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Dilly Vegetable Spread in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p64

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I love this - I did substitute salami for the ham and used a shredded cheddar - just to make it easier. This is delicious =- love the pickle juice"

Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"I've made this several times. It's so good! I made it for a baby shower and all there went Wild over this! If you like Dill pickles then try this. Trust me you won't be sorry you did!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"This appeared in TOH a number of years ago and I made it for a bridal shower. Since then, every time my oldest daughter returns home with her family, it is one of her requested foods for their visit."

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