Olive Cheese Bread Recipe

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"The recipe for this rich cheesy bread was given to me by a co-worker's wife, and I've used it often," notes Nancy McWhorter of Bridge City, Texas. "With the tasty addition of ripe olives and onions, it's a perfect complement to seafood, Italian food or barbecue fare."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 223 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Slice bread in half widthwise and lengthwise.
  2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread cheese mixture over cut sides of bread. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Olive Cheese Bread in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p55

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 50092
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Excellent for company or family."

tsarnold User ID: 1665308 29712
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"This is quick, easy, and delicious. We have made it several times with rave reviews by our guests!!!"

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