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Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread

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12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

A flattened rectangle of cream cheese is cleverly decorated with olive “stars” and salsa “stripes” to resemble a flag.

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  • Place cream cheese between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll out to 6x4-inch rectangle with rolling pin. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; coat top and sides of cream cheese with shredded cheese. Invert onto serving plate. Remove waxed paper.
  • Arrange 3 rows of olives in top left corner of cream cheese rectangle for the "stars" of the "flag." Make 4 (1/4-inch-deep) rows, using rounded end of 1/4-tsp. measuring spoon for the "flag's stripes," leaving a 1/4-inch-wide space between the rows. Fill rows with salsa. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve as a spread with crackers.
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This spread serves 12 and is a perfect appetizer for your Memorial Day or 4th of July barbecue.


For a sweet twist, prepare as directed substituting chopped toasted PLANTERS Walnuts for the shredded cheese, 20 small blueberries for the olives and strawberry jelly for the salsa. Serve with crackers as directed.


  • 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
Calories 160
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Rosiecheex |

    I made this for memorial day and it was a big hit. I too drained the salsa and it was much easier to work with.

  • Jconnelly4 |

    Drain the salsa before putting it in the lines, otherwise it will drip. Great party dish - everyone loved it!

  • pegandmike |