A great olive appetizer that can be made in advance and then quickly thrown in the oven. It is a staple for the holidays and every party.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 olives
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place Cheddar cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor. Blend until cheese is finely ground and a crumbly dough forms.

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  • Wrap each olive with a piece of the cheesy dough, covering the olive completely. Place olive balls on a cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread frozen olive balls on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Eat with caution as olives will still be hot.

Cook's Notes:

You can use jalapeno- or garlic- stuffed olives too.

If not baking right away, transfer olive balls to a freezer bag after flash-freezing for 1 hour.

You can experiment with using black olives as well, but because they are smaller, you will need more of them or will have to put a lot of cheesy mixture on them!

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 13.4mg; sodium 139.9mg. Full Nutrition
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