Festive Olive Cheese Ball

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  • Published Jan 12th
  • Ready In40m
  • Servings16
  • Calories159
This is a cheese ball that has olives, butter and garlic in it, and it is rolled in walnuts - we enjoyed it every year at Christmas as children.

Festive Olive Cheese Ball Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Festive Olive Cheese Ball for 16 servings:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pimento-stuffed green olives, drained and minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Festive Olive Cheese Ball Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In40m

To cook Festive Olive Cheese Ball, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Festive Olive Cheese Ball easily:

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and margarine until well blended. Mix in the green olives and garlic powder. Shape into a ball, and roll in chopped walnuts to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, but preferably overnight. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 159 calories; 16.5 grams of fat; 1.8 grams of carbohydrates; 2.4 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 263 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 13th 2008

    For those who think it's too salty, you may want to use unsalted butter. Just a thought.

  2. May 15th 2008

    Can't wait to make this again!!!

  3. Mar 24th 2008

    Extremely salty. Too much for my tongue!

  4. Mar 11th 2008

    I liked this ok, but evidently my guests did not because hardly anyone ate it. I think I would make it again and leave out the garlic powder.

  5. Dec 26th 2007

    I made this for christmas I thought it was pretty good. My family didn't seem to like it too much. I think I would make it again for another party.

  6. Dec 26th 2006

    Just what I was kinda looking for. Simple but very tasty. I didn't have garlic powder. Used 4 cloves of smashed roasted garlic. Let it rest overnight. Take out of fridge at least 1/2 hour be ...

  7. Dec 23rd 2006

    I thought it was very good, but extremely salty. My family apparently loves salt, though, because everyone raved!! I'd make it again, maybe with less olives and garlic.

  8. Aug 30th 2006

    This cheese ball is awesome!!!! I had something like it at a wedding and I have been searching for a recipe for years now! If you like olives you will love this recipe. Quick and easy, a gre ...

  9. Jun 4th 2006

    This cheese ball is wonderful! It has become an annual addition to my Christmas Eve appetizers. It is extremely simple, beautiful to look at, and wonderfully tasty - I serve it with assort ...