Cheddar and Olive Balls Recipe

Cheddar and Olive Balls make a great snack for picnics, parties or potlucks. Learn how to make/prepare Cheddar & Olive Balls by following this easy recipe.
Cheddar and Olive Balls Recipe
Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 45
Calories Per Serving 83
  • 18½ ounces extra-sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • ½ cup Butter (softened)
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 45 Green Olives (pitted)
How to make Cheddar and Olive Balls:
  • Allow the cheddar cheese to soften, till it is at room temperature.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and combine cheddar cheese, butter and paprika. Blend together, using a pastry blender.
  • Mix with your hands, to form solid ball dough with a smooth appearance.
  • In case the dough is too dry, add more shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Take a small piece of dough and cover an olive in it.
  • Roll the ball between your palms to smooth and seal the olive inside the ball.
  • Place the olive ball on a cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough and olives.
  • Cover the olive balls and refrigerate for 10 minutes, to allow them to firm up.
  • Bake the olive balls for 20 to 25 minutes, till they turn brown.
  • Remove and serve hot or at room temperature.