Olive Cheese Appetizers20 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 25 min
“A baked appetizer made of an olive wrapped in a scrumptious cheese mixture. It is an easy appetizer and always a favorite.” - by ANITAL
Original recipe yields 7 servings
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
- Mix the cheese, butter, flour, and paprika together using an electric mixer or food processor. Take tablespoon-size pieces of the dough and one olive per tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough around the olive, so that the olive in completely enclosed in the center of the dough. Arrange the olive and cheese balls on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (7 total)
- 340 cal
- 26.7 g
- 15.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (20)Rate This Recipe
"My cheese balls turned-out perfectly, but I made these changes: Substituted olives for small cocktail sausages, cut into thirds. Used cayenne pepper, instead of paprika, adjusting the heat to your pre..." See moreference. Used parchment paper, and do not overcook-adjust time according to your oven-mine was 20 minutes cooking time. I put toothpicks in each one and they were very impressive on a platter and delicious. I made some them ahead of time and froze them in a zip-lock bag, after refrigerating them for several hours to prevent them from sticking together in the bag. I allowed the frozen ones to sit out before baking about 30 minutes before baking, otherwise they can be dry. This is my favorite snack for my family, and they like a large pecan inside the ball, instead of an olive or sausage to change it up. I put a few drops of food color in the dough to mix them up: Red food color for hot with cayenne and sausages....Green for olives...Yellow for pecans....Looks pretty for buffet table. I used Kraft Shreddered sharp cheddar cheese only for the best flavor. JUst experiment, but too much flour will make them dry. The pan does not need to be greased, and using parchment paper makes an easy clean-up possible. The heat from sausages, tabasco, or cayenne pepper picks it up, and you can always omit the heat for those who can't eat it. The food coloring of the dough allows everyone to choose their preference.Enjoy!"
"This is a good recipe, but to make it great...use cayenne pepper instead of paprika and green olives instead of black. It's very easy and very tasty!..." See more"
"This sounds very similar to a recipe my mother made every Christmas. She made the cheese "dough" with the Kraft Old English cheese spread in the little glass jar instead of cheddar, and added a pinch..." See more of cayenne pepper. She used the whole, green spanish olives instead of black olives. These have a little bit of a kick to them and they always go FAST, so double the recipe!"
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