Cheddar Baked Olives Recipe -

Cheddar Baked Olives

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"These are snazzy little appetizers that taste great hot or at room temperature, and they freeze well, too! If baking when frozen, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)."

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Original recipe makes 36 olives Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr 20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Mix Cheddar cheese and flour together in a bowl. Stir in butter, cover, and refrigerate 1 hour, or more.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Form chilled dough into small balls, pressing a deep hole in the center using your thumb. Stuff each ball with an olive, and seal completely.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown, watching carefully and turning as needed to prevent bottoms from burning.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2007

These are always a hit. My family loves them. I do need to add a bit more butter to the dough. Warm, crusty, and salty. Who doesn't love that!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2007

dough is bland and dry


25 Ratings

Nov 25, 2009

I love these and they're so easy to make. My tip: don't chill the dough. I find it's so much easier to stretch it around the olive if I warm the dough in my hands slightly. Otherwise it's just too crumbly and appears to need more binder (like butter). With it warm it all comes together. I use small olives so they're just a bite or two each.

May 25, 2007

The trick is using a small ball and really pulling the dough around the ball.

May 12, 2006

I found them best cooked from frozen with an extended bake time, I used old cheddar, paprika, hot sauce and worstershire. Used only enough dough to cover olives, sometimes I can make 48 with this recipe - I get rave reviews!

Mar 03, 2009

I made this recipe for my husbands retirement party. I took the advice of some and made them the day before with a liberal dash of cayenne. They were very well received and was asked repeatedly for the recipe. Personally, I liked them better hot but know one else seemed to mind them at room temp.

Sep 12, 2005

My mother always made these as Christmas when I was a kid. I started making them a few years ago...always get RAVE reviews. One person even said they were "the best thing he has ever put in his mouth." And his mother is an awesome cook. I do add a dash of cayenne. Even enjoyed by non-olive lovers.

Mar 25, 2004

Excellent! I did grease the cookie sheet with Olive oil. That was the only variation.


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  • Calories
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 140 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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