Jingle Bell Spread Recipe
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Jingle Bell Spread Recipe

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No need to ring this "dinner bell" to summon your guests—the sight of it's enough to make folks come running! The creamy spread from Karen Balistrieri of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin gets a festive look from red pepper, pimientos and parsley on top. If you like, you can mold the mix into a Christmas tree, star, candy cane or any other appealing shape.—Karen Balistrieri, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 10 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • Sweet red pepper strips, optional
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 88 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, bacon and onions.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto a serving platter in the shape of a bell; carefully spread with an icing knife to fill in the bell. Sprinkle with parsley and pimientos. Add red pepper strips across bell If desired. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Jingle Bell Spread in Country Woman July/August 1999, p9

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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