You know how you have those recipes that you go to over and over again? Every graduation party. Every baby or wedding shower. Every Christmas Eve appetizer party. Yep? Well, this is one of those. I have two cheese spreads/cheese balls that get rave reviews from everyone and that I have made for over twenty years. They’re that good. The first is my Creamy Delicious Cheese Ball that has one of those little glass jars of “processed cheese” (along with cream cheese, cheddar, and other ingredients). It really is wonderful. And the second is a cheese spread recipe from a friend many years ago (not sure where it originated). One of these has literally been on the serving table at every one of my kids’ seven graduation parties and every Christmas Eve. (Why reinvent the wheel, right?)
The spread is unique with its flavor combinations. It isn’t as attractive as a cheese ball. (But really, cheese balls don’t look so great after the first half dozen people cut into them anyway!) But you can serve it in a pretty dish and be good to go.
Another thing about this recipe is that if you have no problems with dairy (and you have a healthy mayo), it has a lot of real food in it–meat, cheese, nuts, cream cheese. Yum!
If you are trying to eat low carb, this makes a delicious snack served with my Sprouted Low Carb Dinner Rolls/Bread or Easy Low Carb Crackers/Tortilla Chips!
And….if you practice Daily Intermittent Fasting, I highly recommend the aforementioned low carb crackers and this cheese spread for opening your eating window! (I discuss good foods to open your eating window with in this informative slideshow)
*Note: The original recipe has two cups mayo and no cream cheese. We are not mayonnaise fans, so we do half and half. People who love mayo do love the original recipe!
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- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 cup Hellman’s Mayo (no substitutions)
- 1 cup spreadable cream cheese*
- 3 green onions, finely chopped
- 6 slices bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- Mix all.