Olive-Cheese Balls

Olive-Cheese Balls

  • 30 Minutes Prep1 Hour 50 Minutes Total
  • 48 Servings
  • 55 Calories per Serving
These tasty four-ingredient morsels continue to be a party favorite!

Ingredient List

  • 2 cups shredded sharp natural Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 48 small pimiento-stuffed olives, drained and patted dry


  1. Stir together cheese and flour in large bowl. Stir in butter thoroughly. (If dough seems dry, work with hands.)
  2. Mold 1 teaspoon dough around each olive; shape into ball. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.


  • To make ahead, place unbaked olive-cheese balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Freeze at least 2 hours until firm. Place balls in plastic freezer bags. Seal, label and freeze up to 3 months. Heat oven to 400ºF. Place cheese balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes or until hot.
  • Add flavor pizzazz by using shredded pizza- or herb-flavored, pepper Jack or aged Swiss cheese instead of the Cheddar.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 0%, Vitamin D 2%, Folic Acid 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 55 , Calories from Fat 35 , Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 130 mg, Potassium 10 mg, Total Carbohydrate 3 g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein 2 g, Vegetable 1/2, Fat 1