This olive bread recipe is one of my family’s FAVORITE weekend and holiday appetizers. Olive Bread – Yum! This recipe is SUPER easy and you can adjust it to what you think your family will like. I would suggest making it the first time the way I have posted and then going from there.
You’ll need black olives, green olives with pimento’s, green onion, Monterey Jack cheese, softened butter, and mayo.
Grab a little (or two!) to help you chop up your olives and shred the cheese. The olives are soft enough they can use a plastic knife and if you have a rotary cheese grater, you don’t have to worry about them catching their skin on the cheese grater!
Combine all ingredients together. Now, you can do this a day ahead of time and put it in the fridge until you need it. Or, make it right away!
Cut one loaf of crusty french bread in half. Smother each side with the mix. Bake at 350 for about 15min. then turn on the broiler and brown the top until golden!
After you’ve made it once, try different cheeses. Pepper-jack adds a little kick to it! Diced onions instead of green onion, olives with jalapeños instead of pimento, add a little cream cheese – whatever sounds good and your family loves!
- 14 oz can of black olives
- 6 oz of green olives with pimento’s
- 3 stalks green onion
- 1lb of Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup real mayo
- Chop olives.
- Chop green onion.
- Shred Monterey Jack cheese.
- Combine all ingredients together.
- Cut a loaf of french bread in half.
- Smother each side with your olive and cheese mix.
- Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
- Turn on broiler until the top is golden.
Not a single bit will be left! I was almost too late for a picture! I actually posted this before, but wanted to share it again since I was actually able to get some pictures of it this time without them eating it all the second it was done!
Check out other favorite appetizers & side dishes we love below!
What are some of your favorite side dishes?