Festive Olive Cheese Ball

Festive Olive Cheese Ball


"This is a cheese ball that has olives, butter and garlic in it, and it is rolled in walnuts - we enjoyed it every year at Christmas as children."


40 m servings 159 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and margarine until well blended. Mix in the green olives and garlic powder. Shape into a ball, and roll in chopped walnuts to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, but preferably overnight. Serve with an assortment of crackers.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This cheese ball is wonderful! It has become an annual addition to my Christmas Eve appetizers. It is extremely simple, beautiful to look at, and wonderfully tasty - I serve it with assorted b...

This cheese ball is awesome!!!! I had something like it at a wedding and I have been searching for a recipe for years now! If you like olives you will love this recipe. Quick and easy, a great l...

Just what I was kinda looking for. Simple but very tasty. I didn't have garlic powder. Used 4 cloves of smashed roasted garlic. Let it rest overnight. Take out of fridge at least 1/2 hour before...

For those who think it's too salty, you may want to use unsalted butter. Just a thought.

Can't wait to make this again!!!

I thought it was very good, but extremely salty. My family apparently loves salt, though, because everyone raved!! I'd make it again, maybe with less olives and garlic.

I liked this ok, but evidently my guests did not because hardly anyone ate it. I think I would make it again and leave out the garlic powder.

Extremely salty. Too much for my tongue!

I made this for christmas I thought it was pretty good. My family didn't seem to like it too much. I think I would make it again for another party.