Kentucky Benedictine Spread That’s Perfect for Parties

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First cooked up in Lousiville, Kentucky, this scrumptious spread has since become a favorite across the state, even making an appearance at The Kentucky Derby. With its French influence, this cool cucumber spread is ideal for sandwiches while also proving to be a delicious dip for chips. Here is a simple guide to making a Kentucky Benedictine Spread that’s perfect for any party you decide to host.


  • 1 large English cucumber
  • Chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise


  1. Peel and grate the cucumber. Place in a medium bowl with cream cheese, sweet onion, hot sauce, salt, mayonnaise, and black pepper. Mix until fully blended and add a drop of food coloring.
  2. Garnish with chopped chives.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.