Oozing with cheese and packed with a variety of olives, this Cheesy Olive Bread is a great snack, side or appetizer!
Do you love olives or hate them? People feel strongly about this particular food. I love olives. Always have. Set a jar of them in front of me and I will pounce. My husband cringes when he sees me indulging. I don’t get it. They’re so salty and flavorful and just so completely delicious. If you are in my camp, then you will LOVE this Cheesy Olive Bread. It’s like cheesy, ooey-gooey, olivey heaven. Since I’m the only person in this household who enjoys olives, this bread was mine, aaaaaaall mine.
I used kalamata, green and black olives for this bread but use what you have or use what you love. I love the variety, but the recipe would be great with just one type, or two. Also, I reserved a few olives to place on top, just before placing the bread in the oven. If you’re serving this Cheesy Olive Bread as an appetizer, this will add a touch of pretty (i.e., making ugly food less ugly).
These are great when cut into small pieces and served as an appetizer at a party. If you have an olive-loving house, serve as a side with any meal.
I sent my boys off to third and sixth grades today. I’m doing my best to keep busy to keep the tears away. For the past few weeks I’ve been yearning for school to start and now that it has, I just want my cuties here with me. Funny how that goes!
Enjoy the Cheesy Olive Bread and have a wonderful week, friends!
Cheesy Olive Bread
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup salted butter melted
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups olives chopped; use one type, or a variety including black, green and kalamata
- 12-inch loaf French bread cut in half lengthwise then down the middle
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the mozzarella, butter, mayo, Parmesan and olives. Mix well.
- Place the bread pieces, cut side up, onto the prepared pan. Divide the cheese-olive mixture between the four pieces of bread and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven, cut into smaller pieces (if serving as an appetizer) and serve!