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Spruced-Up Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 cups

Updated: Jan. 21, 2023
A neighbor who’s a wonderful cook gave me the recipe for this zippy cracker spread. It’s easy to shape into a Christmas tree for a festive occasion, but it looks enticing in a bowl or on a plate, too. —Judy Grimes, Brandon, Mississippi
Spruced-Up Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained, divided
  • 3 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers


  1. Mix the first 7 ingredients and 1/3 cup pimientos. Stir in cheese.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with parsley, pecans and remaining pimientos. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons spread : 93 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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