Cream Cheese Penguins

Lillian Russo


This is the cutest recipe I've ever seen! I found it on the Internet, posted by a cook named Valerie Lynne. I've made this a few times. This photo is from when I made these for Christmas. I've also made these penguins with a football shaped cheese ball for a Super Bowl party! It always gets great reactions from guests! This is very tedious to put together, but it's SO worth it!


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1 Hr


  • 4 oz
    cream cheese-softened
  • 1 can(s)
    jumbo black pitted olives
  • 1/2 can(s)
    medium black pitted olives
  • 1 small
    jar roasted red peppers-whole
  • 1 large
  • 1/3 pkg
    of a pkg. of dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • ·
    long sandwich toothpicks

How to Make Cream Cheese Penguins


  1. ~~~PREP WORK~~~

    Cut a slit from top to bottom of each jumbo olive-about 1/4" wide.

    Slice the carrot into 1/4" thick rounds(for the feet) and cut a notch into each slice. It will look like a little triangle. Save this notch (triangle) for the beak.

    Slice the roasted red peppers into long thin strips (for the scarfs)

    Insert the beaks into the medium olives where the mark is from being pitted.

    Mix the cream cheese and dry ranch dressing together.

    Put the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a medium size tip in it.

    Pipe the cream cheese into each jumbo olive and smooth it at the slit.
  2. ~~~ASSEMBLY~~~

    Place the filled olive, hole side down, on the feet.

    Place the head ontop next.

    Put toothpick through entire penguin starting from the top of the head and go into the carrot feet.

    Wrap scarf around neck.

    Place on a platter and watch your guests be impressed! These are not only cute, they are also very tasty!

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