Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cheesy Dice

Okay, let me first say this: This is really cheesy (pun intended). But it's too fun not to do at your game night.

What is it? A Cheese Dice of course! And it's really easy to make.

1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced ripe olives (drained)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/4 cup sour cream
assorted crackers

Set aside about 20 olives. Finely chop the remaining olives.

In a bowl, combine chopped olives, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, onion powder, cayenne, and sour cream. Mix until well combined.

(I had to use my hands for this next step.) Mound the cheese mixture onto your serving plate, and using a spatula, press all sides to form a cube. Cover wit plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (With a little extra push, I could have made this more cubical, so it won't be that hard when you do it.)

Before serving, spread the remainder of the sour cream on the outside of the cheese ball. Be sure to smooth it with a long knife. Use the reserved olive slices to make the dice spots. Serve with crackers.



Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

What a clever idea! And so yummy :)

Pami said...

yummy cant wait to give this a try maybe at superbowl sunday!!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Very clever. I love this cheese "ball". Never tried it with a layer of sour cream on top. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to TMTT.


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