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Olive Cheese Nuggets Recipe

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More than 20 years ago, I tired these olive-stuffed treats for a holiday party. Friends are still asking me to bring them to get-togethers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 36 pimiento-stuffed olives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 211 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cheese, flour, butter and paprika until blended. Pat olives dry; shape 1 teaspoon of cheese mixture around each.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Olive Cheese Nuggets in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p23

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Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"I have made these Baked Olives for years. Wonderful aroma will fill the kitchen while these are baking. The taste is really indescribable--wonderful."

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