The Ultimate Appetizer: Olive Cheese Bread

This is the recipe you need to have in your appetizer arsenal. It is the perfect appetizer for any of your get together’s! It is so simple and easy to make, but completely crave-worthy.

This Olive cheese bread combines all the brine-y flavors I love, in a gooey cheese filling, on top of a crusty bread. This might be as close to appetizer perfection anyone will ever get.

Olive Cheese Bread in Slices for Serving

I originally published this recipe as a holiday appetizer, but this is a great appetizer anytime of the year.  I love making it for super bowl parties, where it is always a huge hit.

Olive Cheese Bread is a crowd-pleasing appetizer, that is perfect on game day.

Olive cheese bread comes together super fast! I love low stress and easy recipes that can be made quickly so I can get out of the kitchen and get back to the party with my friends and family. All you need to do is chop some olives & green, mix some butter and mayo, and stir in cheese. Slather it on top of French bread, bake, and you have an appetizer that will have your guests coming back for seconds.

Olive Cheese Bread Mixes Up Quickly.

Olive Cheese Bread Recipe

By Jennifer      

November 24, 2015

For those of us who park ourselves in front of the relish tray at holiday gatherings? You will absolutely LOVE this! Cheesy & brine-y and the appetizer can not be beat.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins


1 loaf French Bread

About 25 Mezzetta® Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed Olives

6-ounce can of Black Olives drained

2 stalks Green Onions (scallions)

1 stick Butter, Room Temperature

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

3 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated


1Roughly chop both black olives and pimiento-stuffed olives. Slice green onions into thin pieces.

2Combine butter, mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined. Spread mixture thickly onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise.

3Bake at 325ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

4Mixture can also be made in advanced and refrigerated for up to two days.

Recipe Source: Pioneer Woman


Nutrition Facts

Total Fat19.5
Saturated Fat10.7
Total Carbohydrates48

This appetizer does have a strong briny/olive-y flavor, if you’re not a fan of olives, this might not be your appetizer. But for those of us who park ourselves in front of the relish tray at holiday gatherings? You will absolutely LOVE this! In fact, I had a hard time not eating it while I was taking pictures.


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