Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log Recipe
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Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log Recipe

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Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped ripe olives
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 83 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the next nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape into a log. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p37

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bnrudy 154548
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This was great, but next time I'm going to add some chopped green olives. (red and green for xmas)"

alipedlar 70873
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010

"yummy, this is one of my fav's at Christmas"

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