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February 28, 2018
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Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

This Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread is sure to be a favorite – no matter who you serve it to! It’s easy, loaded with California-grown flavor, and oh-so-delicious!

Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

Olives and cheese and garlic. Oh my!

Things seriously don’t get any better than this.  

I fell in love with green olives when I was about 10 years old and my grandma would visit us and bring dozens of cans of green olives. I’d sit and visit with her and eat olives until I couldn’t stuff myself anymore. It’s funny how tastes and smells can bring back so many memories like they were yesterday! Does that ever happen to you?

These particular olives are already pitted and hail from California, of course! I love when packaging brags about being from California. Who wouldn’t want to brag about being from California, right?

Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

The ingredients are simple and easy. You could even make this olive + garlic cheese bread recipe as a main course for a quick weeknight meal.

Ready to get started?

California green olives

Drain the olives. I used two cans in this recipe, but I always allow for munching. So really only about 1.5 cans were used in the actual garlic cheese bread recipe. I used standard 6 oz. cans of olives.

Slice each olive in half.

Slice each olive in half.

Combine the olives, butter, garlic, mayo and chives in a bowl and mix well to combine.

Combine the olives, butter, garlic, mayo, and chives in a bowl and mix well to combine.

Slice bread lengthwise

Slice your bread in half lengthwise. I like to use a sturdy bread like Pugliese. You could use French bread or sourdough too. Use a loaf that is 10-12 inches long.

Spread the mixture onto both halves of the bread and bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.

Spread the mixture onto both halves of the bread and bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.

Broil the tops for the last few minutes and allow to rest for a few before slicing up.

Broil the tops for the last few minutes and allow to rest for a few before slicing up.

Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

Yummy overload! If you love olives too, check out our favorite olive recipes here. There are lots of great olive recipes on the California Ripe Olives website too. This Baked Brie with Olive Tapenade is amazing!

Here is the recipe:

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Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread

This Green Olive Garlic Cheese Bread is sure to be a favorite – no matter who you serve it to! It’s easy, loaded with California-grown flavor, and oh-so-delicious!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, cheese, garlic, green olives
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 402kcal
Author Susan the CA Grown Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 6 oz. cans pitted green California olives, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 loaf bread Sourdough, French bread or pugliese
  • chopped scallions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice the olives in half. Add the rest of the ingredients (except bread) and mix well in a bowl.
  • Slice the bread in half and spread the mixture onto each half.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until melted and bubbly.
  • Broil for a few minutes to get a nice golden top. Slice and enjoy!

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Notes

Feel free to swap for black olives or a mix of green & black.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1551mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 2mg

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