Spruced-Up Cheese Spread

A zippy cracker spread that is easy to shape into a Christmas tree for a festive occasion.


4 cups (32 servings)


1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained, divided
1 small onion, grated
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
3 cups finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup minced fresh parsley


Set aside 2 tablespoons pimientos for topping. In a bowl, combine remaining pimientos and the next seven ingredients. Stir in cheese. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with pecans, parsley and reserved pimientos.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (2 tablespoons): 94 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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