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Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread

Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread recipe
photo by:kraft
A flattened rectangle of cream cheese is cleverly decorated with olive “stars” and salsa “stripes” to resemble a flag.
15 min
15 min
12 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
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What You Need

pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
cup  KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
Tbsp.  sliced pitted black olives
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
 RITZ Crackers

Make It

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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Kraft Kitchens Tips

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.
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