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Kentucky Derby Benedictine Spread is a cool, creamy spread with cucumbers, dill, green onion, cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream. It's a great dip for crudite, spread on crackers, or as a filling for finger sandwiches.


  • Author: Millie Brinkley
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Yields 1 1/2 cups 1x


This Kentucky Derby Spread is just what your next race day party needs.  Serve it with crudite or as a filling to make finger sandwiches.



1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

¼ cup sour cream

½ medium English cucumber, peeled

½ cup minced green onion

1 large garlic clove, finely minced

½1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

⅛ teaspoon dried dill weed

Pinch cayenne


Remove the seeds from the cumber and chop to a fine mince.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, mash together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream until smooth.

Fold in the green onion, cucumbers, salt, pepper, dill weed, and cayenne until well combined.

Spoon the mixture into a container with a tight fitting lid and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Serve cold with crackers, crudite, or as a spread in a sandwich.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Starters - Appetizers
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: Kentucky Derby Benedictine spread, race day appetizers, Kentucky Derby, appetizer recipes, dip recipes, finger sandwiches