Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is one of those quick and easy appetizer recipes to have on hand for unexpected company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Make dough by mixing cheese, butter, flour, salt and paprika.
  3. Pinch off dough and wrap around each olive, making little balls.
  4. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10- 15 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.
  7. May be made ahead and frozen until ready for baking.


Most Helpful

This is a very handy item to have waiting in your freezer, should unexpected company drop in. I made these a lot in the late 70s and early 80s, and I remember that it was important to tell everyone what they were; they don't look like olives and olive-haters will be in for a nasty surprise if they bite into one. I really enjoy the taste of these. Once you get the hang of wrapping the dough around the olives, they are fast and easy to prepare. I think that using a sharp (old) cheddar gives the best results.

Lennie December 13, 2002

I love these. You must like olives though or you will be disappointed.

Juenessa February 22, 2003

I was happy to find this recipe as I used to make them years ago and lost the recipe. I used to freeze them on a cookie sheet, then put them in a freezer bag and when company came VIOLA, I could take out as many as I needed and baked them! Thanks Mystery Girl!

Sunny Day June 15, 2003

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