Are you looking for an easy, (mostly) crowd-pleasing appetizer to serve on Thanksgiving? Look no further. I have seen various recipes of this cheesy olive bread and I finally decided to make it now that olives are on sale. Also, this was a great thing for me to make because I do not like olives, do I will not eat it. I think there are definitely two distinct camps – olive lovers and olive hates. This recipe and both green and black, but you could just use one or the other I imagine. If you have olive haters, stay away for sure.
Olive Bread ingredients:
- 1 jar green olives (regular size)
- 1 jar black olives (regular size)
- 2 cups of cheese – I used a Colby/Jack mix – you could use whatever you want
- 3-4 sliced green onions
- 1 stick of butter – room temp
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 loaf (or baguette if you are fancy) of bread – I used French bread
First, you will want to chop both cans of lives and your green onion.
In a large bowl, mix together the room-temperature butter, mayo and cheese.
Once it is mixed well, add your olive/onion mix and MIX!
It will gel together as you mix it.
Oh FeistyCat, why you so ticked? Your life isn’t THAT bad!
Slice your bread in half thusly.
I started by taking a big spoonful and putting it on one side and then the next so it was evenly distributed. Then, just spread it out so it covers the bread. I put my bread on a cookie sheet and you can see it is much larger than that. I am sure smaller loaves would work well too.
Bake at 350* for about 1/2 hour until melted and starting to brown on top.
Look at the cheesy goodness.
I simply chopped it into small pieces on a large cutting board and served it that way. I think they call that rustic. Olive lovers rejoice!
I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for so much in my life – family, pets and my health definitely top the list.