Olive Balls

Olive Balls


"This recipe is great for Christmas time because of the red, green, and white colors. Very tasty! They are made from cream cheese, green olives, seasoned salt, and pecans."


20 m servings 60 cals
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Original recipe yields 50 servings



  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, or food processor, mix together the cream cheese, seasoning salt, and 2 tablespoons of juice from the olive jar until well blended. Set aside in the refrigerator to firm up, about 30 minutes.
  2. When the cheese mixture is firm, pack enough of the cream cheese mixture around the outside of each olive so that it is completely covered. Roll each olive ball in chopped pecans, and return them to the refrigerator until firm.
  3. To serve, cut each olive ball in half, and arrange on a serving tray cut side up.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I made this recipe for Christmas this year. I took them to my in laws and got good reviews from them. They all seemed to like it and two asked for the recipe. I added garlic and a little red pep...

I'll be honest and say that I am a really lazy cook!!! I took all the ingredients and mixed them together, put it all in a bowl and used it for a chip or cracker dip. It went over VERY well! I p...

EXCELLENT! I love olives and I love these! This was not as time consuming as I thought it would be. The olives were easy to cover. I did leave out the salt as I felt they would be salty enou...

I made these for Easter and they were great! I thought my dad and sister would make themselves sick eating them! Will make these again for sure.

Very messy. I really didn't like them but guests said they were decent. I think they were a bit bland.

I actually make these with plain cream cheese, green olives, and chopped walnuts! Great!! As someone else said, just make sure to dry the olives very good!

I have never given a bad review on a recipe but I did not care for these at all....made them exactly as instructed

I added 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or pimenton) to the cheese mixture. And, I sliced the olives and added them to the cream cheese, then rolled that into little bags and coated w/ walnuts. Very t...