Pimiento-Cheese Spread Appetizers

In 15 minutes, you can make a satisfying spread showcasing pimiento-stuffed olives and two kinds of cheese.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16

Ingredients

2/3
cup small whole pimiento-stuffed green olives (from 10-oz jar)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
16
slices cocktail rye bread
  • 1 Reserve 16 whole olives for garnish. Chop remaining olives; place in medium bowl. Add Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, cream cheese and red pepper; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2 Spread about 2 tablespoons cheese mixture on 8 of the bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices. Cut each sandwich diagonally in half.
  • 3 Garnish each appetizer with 1 whole olive secured with a toothpick or decorative pick.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    130
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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