Cheesy Olive Balls

Kathy W


I ran across this recipe that I had copied from an old cookbook. It would not surprise me if this had been posted before. They are quick and easy to make and very delicious!


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15 Min
15 Min


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1 c
grated sharp cheddar cheese, room temperture
3 Tbsp
butter, softened
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4-1/2 tsp
cayenne, more or less to your liking
medium sized stuffed olives, well drained.

How to Make Cheesy Olive Balls


  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • 2Cream together butter and cheese.
  • 3Add flour and cayenne to creamed mixture. Knead with hands until smooth.
  • 4Take 1 teaspoon of dough, gently roll into a ball, flatten and wrap around an olive. Do this for all of the olives.
  • 5Place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6Cool on wire rack
  • 7Keeps 1 week in an airtight container. Store in a cool place.

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About Cheesy Olive Balls

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #cheddar, #Olives, #zesty

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