76 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 57
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1

This bread is a great addition to any Italian meal. We like it so much, we just sometimes make a meal out of it alone!

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir together butter and mayonnaise until smooth and creamy. Mix in garlic powder and onion powder. Then stir in cheese and olives. Spread mixture evenly over French bread, and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Increase heat to broil, and cook until cheese melts and bread is golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

399.14 calories; 13.86 g protein; 34.06 g carbohydrates; 23.46 g fat; 51.2 mg cholesterol; 742.31 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

04/09/2008
Really tasty! Made a nice quick lunch on the weekend. I used around 1/3 cup Country Crock instead of butter and it tasted just fine.:) I also used 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup Mexican blend cheese and more like a whole cup of olives. I think I might have to add bacon next time that would be awesome! Thanks for sharing Tara!
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Most helpful critical review

09/10/2008
Too salty from the olives. Very garlicky and cheesy.
(3)
76 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 57
  • 4 Rating Star 14
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1
04/09/2008
Really tasty! Made a nice quick lunch on the weekend. I used around 1/3 cup Country Crock instead of butter and it tasted just fine.:) I also used 1 cup mozzarella and 1 cup Mexican blend cheese and more like a whole cup of olives. I think I might have to add bacon next time that would be awesome! Thanks for sharing Tara!
(21)
06/26/2008
wow - this was awesome! served it with soup tonight. i could have just eaten this. i used a 4 cheese blend with green and black olives. delicious!
(16)
07/31/2006
This was great i cant belive it even in australia this recipe is "Da Bomb" see you lter mate.
(14)
12/02/2010
I ve been trying a few bruschetta/crostini/cheese breads lately and made this one yesterday for Hubs and I to snack on during the football game. EXCELLENT!! I just loved this!! I made just a small amount (1/4 of the recipe) using half black and half pimento stuffed green olives. I sliced my bread and toasted both sides under the broiler spread on the cheese mixture and broiled again until just beginning to bubble and brown. I noticed that there s no salt in this recipe but after tasting it I realized immediately that no salt is needed as there is plenty in the olives. I will definitely make this again and I m anxious to try it using a greek olive blend I ve found at the olive bar in the deli at my grocery store. I can see adding a little green onion to this too! YUM! UPDATE 12/2/10 - Made this again using sliced ciabatta and the same black and pimento stuffed green olives but this time I added some well drained diced pimentos for more color - beautiful!
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01/29/2009
I make this often except I use equal amounts of mayo and butter and instead of onion powder add a couple of sliced green onions. Yummy
(8)
12/14/2010
I have tried a previous version of olive bread but this is MUCH BETTER! Simple flavors combined with lots of olives! I only use half of the butter and it still comes out perfect.
(8)
12/07/2010
Very good! Next time I'll use a little smaller loaf because the one I used was very large.
(7)
04/20/2009
I have a similar recipe mine calls for fresh garlic (2-3 cloves) and 6oz of pimento stuffed green olives chopped (in addition of the black chopped olives) OMG! Pair this a salad or soup forget about pizza night we now do Olive Bread Night! YUM YUM
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12/02/2010
Super simple to make. You can even prepare it ahead of time. Throw it in the fridge and then pop it in the oven when you are ready. I personally hate black olives from a can so I was almost tempted to use green olives but I'm glad I stayed true to the recipe. It was delicious. It's just a few ingredients but they compliment each other nicely. It's a very nice looking appetizer if you slice it on the diagonal. Will make again. It's a great compliment to soup or even a salad if you're looking for a lite supper. Thanks. Update 12/2010. Made this again and used some red green & yellow peppers and it was delicious!! I also used lite mayo and butter alternative to cut back on the grams of fat. Didn't miss the fat one bit. It was great!
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