Olive-Onion Cheese Bread Recipe
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Olive-Onion Cheese Bread Recipe

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This luscious cheese bread will have your guests reaching for more. The cheese, onions, and olives make this bread a delicious and flavorful appetizer. —Amy Voights, Brodhead, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 369 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut bread in half lengthwise; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with cheese mixture.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut each half into eight slices. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Olive-Onion Cheese Bread in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p61

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 236984
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Delicious!! Amazing recipe.....really tasty and can be adjusted to add or subtract your family's favorite ingredients. We loved the green onions, mushrooms and olives. Next time may use fresh mushrooms and add some chopped sweet onions. Thinking of making as an appetizers for Thanksgiving this year and cutting into small slices. Yum!"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 221996
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Only used 1/2 cup of butter. Yummy bread! Lots of topping! (enough for another half loaf). I'll try it with less mayonnaise next time, as that seemed to stand out unnecessarily."

budtilt User ID: 3414165 220057
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"I added chop marinated artichokes that was good too I also make it earlier let it cool slice smaller put it on a heating tray 20 min before company so it's not so messy excellent"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 88577
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"One of my party staples- it does make a ton of topping though, so you can either half it or get extra bread. Super good with soup."

charleneWALDNER User ID: 1606357 141672
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"So good!had many compliments with this recipe.thanks for posting"

gumball825 User ID: 2516246 176022
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"excellent flavor and easy to make. Great appetizer!"

sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 159707
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"Very good and agree with others to half recipe for one loaf!"

nancyphudson User ID: 279258 209947
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"This is delicious! I make half the amount of topping and it is sufficient. One of my favoite snacks. I like to make it on short wide loaves rather than longer narrower loaves but both are wonderful."

mrsdarcy24 User ID: 1496049 105162
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"It's a party favorite at my house! Everyone loves it. I agree it is enough for 2 loaves. Broiling it for the last few minutes makes it so you do not have to overbake it. Have made it many times, expect to make it many more!"

jutendorf User ID: 4136008 174315
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"Love this. Even people who do not like olives love it. I put green olives in it as well for more flavor and cut the butter and mayo in half. agree with broiling to brown tops."

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