Cheese-wrapped Olives for the Super Bowl!




Kickoff
the Super Bowl
with
these savory bites!




It's not shocking that Americans devour more calories on Super Bowl Sunday, more than any other day, even Thanksgiving Day!  
 
You'll want to count these cheese-wrapped olives in for your Super Bowl fare...

They're from another era - oldies but goodies -  that are still popular today.  I posted them way back here when I first started this blog and thought they deserved a repeat now in time for Super Bowl parties.

They're easy to make:  just wrap olives in a tasty cheddar dough, freeze and then bake until golden and serve when needed.

So...   have your football cronies chow down on these little gems while they're watching the game.  Once they sink their teeth into a cheesy olive, they'll huddle around the plate down to the last bite!

Beer is optional...


Cheese-wrapped Olive Bites 
Printable recipe  

Ingredients:
50 small pimento-stuffed green olives, drained and patted dry
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Method:
Make sure the olives are drained well (I pat them dry with a paper towel.)
Blend cheese and butter.
Sift next 3 ingredients together.
Combine cheese with flour and butter mixture.  It makes a stiff dough.
Pinch off a small amount of dough and flatten in palm of hand.
Wrap dough completely around olive.
Place on baking sheet in a single layer and freeze; once frozen, they can be placed in a resealable plastic bag until ready to bake.
Do not thaw before baking.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°.
Place olives on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
Transfer to serving plate.
Serve warm or room temperature.




Enjoy! 



47 comments:

  1. I've had sausage wrapped olives but never with cheese...they sound great. I'll be cheering on the Patriots too. :D

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    1. Bet they're delicious with sausage, Karen! Go Patriots!

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    2. Looks like there aren't many Patriots fans among your readers. :D

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  2. these are quite unique sounds delightful!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia, olive lovers think they're great!

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  3. Being able to bake them straight out of the freezer is a real benefit. I love all the great snack ideas for the big day next Sunday, even though I'm not a sports fan.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, that's so true, Mae! Freezing makes them so readily available! So many good snacks that day for sure! Enjoy!

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  4. Oh, Mr. Ken would be ALL over these in a heartbeat!

    M : )

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    1. Woo hoo, Melinda! Wish I could send him a batch! :-)

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  5. I really need to make these!!! Such a fun, retro appetizer!

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  6. I totally love that cheese dough! These would be a hit in our house.

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    1. Hi Angie! Yes, the cheese dough is tender and melts in your mouth! Have a good week!

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  7. Pam, You are right on the money! Superbowl is a great excuse to pig out on snack food, appetizers and good old fried burgers, chicken, etc. We're looking forward to it. For the playoffs we definitely pigged out! As for these olives, I know that my better half would love them. On the other hand, one of my many food quirks is that I don't care for olives. When she has a chance, she really chows down on them! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! Yes, yes, yes! I love to pig out on snack food on Super Bowl day! Bet you would love these if you were an olive lover! :-) Glad Laurie would like them! I've got some food quirks also, but olives isn't one of them. :-) You have a wonderful rest of the week!

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  8. I love these little guys and Bev was just talking about them the other day so she may be making some soon - I'll give her your recipe.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! They won't last long when Bev makes them! Have a great day!

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  9. OMG these sound AWESOME, never had them. And wow more calories than TG,well I guess you really just watch tv all day long on super bowl lol.

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    1. Yep, I guess that's it, watching TV all day, kind of surprised me with TG! Thanks, Evelyne, and take care.

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  10. Love olives. Love cheese. Really never thought to wrap olives in cheese -- but LOVE the idea! :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks, John! Glad you like them! Take care

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  11. Oh, I've made these! They are delicious, and I'd think just the thing to have for the Super Bowl! xo Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie! Then you know how good they are! We love them! Thanks!

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  12. They sound quite delicious but I am not sure that I would have the patience to sit and coat so many olives!!! Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! I'm short on patience, but these can be wrapped fairly quickly! Hope you're doing well!

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    1. Oops , i like that they are baked and can be frozen .

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    2. Hi Gerlinde! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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  14. I have never made these! We love olives and I'm sure we would love them wrapped in cheddar goodness too :)

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    1. Hi Susan! They are a big hit with olive and cheese lovers, you can't just eat one! :-)

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  15. Great appetizer! It goes back to the fifties, and over the years it has become a favorite at parties, any party. In the Middle East , people are almost addicted to olives, cheese and dough. So, your recipe successfully combines all three of them.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! They disappear quickly! Have a wonderful day!

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  16. Oh my gosh ... this recipe is for me! I adore olives and have wanted to try something new. I've never heard of these - so I must have been living under a rock for a long, long time. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe - hope you enjoy the game!

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    1. Hi Tricia! We never grow tired of these, they're a favorite appetizer and easy to make. Thanks and take care!

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  17. Dear Pam, Thank you for visiting. I apologize for not visiting sooner this new year, but it has been a difficult start to this year. Your visit was so nice and helpful to see you my friend.
    These wrapped olives do sound good and I always gravitate to old recipes they are so mush more delicious! xoxo Catherine

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    1. Hi Catherine! It's great to see you! There are so many good old recipes. Here's wishing you the best for the remainder of the year! Take care. xoxo

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  18. Oldies but goodies are sometimes the besties! Enjoy your weekend, Pam.

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    1. Besties for sure, Debra! Have a wonderful day!

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  19. The oldies are always the best. These cheese wrapped olives sound delicious. Perfect for any Super Bowl party or other party.

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    1. Everyone in our crowd likes them, Dawn! Perfect little appetizer! Take care

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  20. Oh what a great way to prepare olives! Perfect to just pop in your mouth while watching a great game! Thanks Pam!

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  21. Well that's a very interesting and fun way to prepare olives! I hope your team will win Pam!

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  22. I love olives in cheese dough. Great recipe. I am using it for Valentine's Day.

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