Yum Peaceful Cooking: Black and White Olive Cheese Puffs for #SundaySupper

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Black and White Olive Cheese Puffs for #SundaySupper


There's been a lot of red carpet buzz going on lately. If you're all about that buzz and are attending or hosting a party, then you're in the right place. The Sunday Supper team has put together some amazing appetizers, main course dishes, desserts and beverages that are sure to impress even the A listers.

Black and White Olive Cheese Puffs

Inspired by What Can I Bring? Cookbook by Anne Byrn

40 large black olives, pitted
10-15 cloves of whole garlic in brine
8 oz white cheddar cheese*, shredded
8 tablespoons of butter, room temperature
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400' F.

Cut the garlic into strips that can fit inside the olives. Stuff each olive and set aside


In a large bowl, mix together the butter and cheese with an electric mixer for about 2 - 3 minutes or until creamy. This can also be done in a food processor, which will take about a minute.

Add the flour, salt and paprika (and optional cayenne pepper) and blend well. You might have to get your hands in there in order to get all the flour incorporated.

I divided the dough into 8 equal sections. Each section was then divided into 5 equal parts. This was to help insure that I had enough dough for all 40 olives.


This photo should give you an idea of what sizes I was working with. The wads on top were part of the initial 8 sections and the bottom wads are smaller parts, which are about 1 heaping teaspoon size.

Mold the dough around an olive,


Roll it in your hand and place on an ungreased, rimmed baking sheet.  Repeat until all of the olives are wrapped in dough.


Bake until lightly browned, about 13- 16 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool or serve warm.


Delicious little, easy-to-pop-in-your-mouth appetizers. A little too easy if you ask me. Every time I walk past the plate, I'm popping another one in my mouth. The mildness of the garlic in brine was perfect inside the olives. It didn't overwhelm any of the other flavors going on.

*Now I have to confess a little something here. I didn't use just any ole white cheddar cheese. I happened to stumble upon, quite innocently, a brick of horseradish flavored white cheddar cheese.

Say what?!


Say yum!!

It was spicy, and horseradishy and quite honestly, amazing! I omitted the cayenne pepper all together. If I had used regular white cheddar, of course I would've kept it.

Btw...If you want to save time, buy some olives that are already stuffed.

Now check out what else is walking down the red carpet and hopefully into your party!

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16 comments:

  1. Whoa, these cheese puffs look outstanding! I love how you used black olives!!!

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  2. These sounded (and look!) amazing, but when I read horseradish cheddar, my mouth really started to water!

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  3. Wow this I love to make! We do cream cheese in black olives at Thanksgiving, to do as a puff mmmmm

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  4. I love olives, and I love cheese! This is a winner in my book!

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  5. Adorable little puffs of goodness.

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  6. Those would be bursting with flavor, love the idea!

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  7. What a fun surprise inside a delicious bite!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  8. Diana @DandelionGreensBlogFebruary 22, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Such a creative dish... looks deliciously addicting!

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  9. A clever idea for serving olives! Love it!

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  10. My life won't be complete until I have these. Awesome!

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  11. These look so cute! I bet they would be great with any olive combination.

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  12. I wish you could do the same thing making it a desert (sweet).

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