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Olive Cheese Ball Recipe

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If you like olives, you’ll love this special cheese ball from LaVerne Vinzant of Catawba, Wisconsin. “I received the recipe from a friend many years ago and am always asked to make it,” she writes. TIP: “I like to prepare this ahead of time and chill it for at least 3 hours. You can serve it with any snack cracker.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 105 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in the olives and onions. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3 cups).
Originally published as Olive Cheese Ball in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 105 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

This was OK but not great. I think it would be much better with some grated cheddar or parmesan for more flavor.

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

If you are a black olive fan you will love this! Easy to make. After I added the olives and onions and blended everything, I put it in the refrigerator much easier to roll when cold.

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