Granny’s Cream Cheese And Olive Dip Recipe

Comfort foods are a funny thing. They can take you back to your childhood, and whether they are simple and traditional or not — they taste like the best food in the world.

That’s how it is with Granny’s Dip. When I was a girl they only time I got to have Granny’s Dip was special family occasions, and I loved it. Like really, really loved it. She passed a long time ago, but her sister passed the recipe for my favorite appetizer on to me, and I have been the official Granny’s Dip maker ever since. 

Cream Cheese Olive Dip

In keeping with tradition, I make it three times a year — 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas (all big family celebrations). While it is my favorite, it is a special treat that the whole family enjoys and it makes us all think of Granny.

But it isn’t just a sentimental recipe, new additions to the family (like my husband and my sister’s husband also love the dip and gobble it up).  

It is also super easy to make, so it would be perfect for a last-minute idea for a holiday party. 


  • 1/2 cup Green Olives
  • 2 blocks of Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing

Kraft Miracle Whip Dressing Recipe

Chop green olives into tiny bits in a chopper or food processor. 

Mix cream cheese, olives and Miracle Whip in a bowl. Add a splash of olive juice to help with mixing. 

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (I always make the day prior) before serving. (I don’t know why, but it doesn’t taste the same right after you mix it. Every time I taste test it when I am making it, it tastes wrong. Let it sit for a few hours in the fridge, then it will be delicious!)

Serve with Club Crackers (any crackers will do in a pinch, but Club are the best). 

I hope you enjoy Granny’s dip as much as I do, maybe it will become a tradition in your family as well. 

Cream Cheese Olive Dip Recipe

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