Green Olive Cheese Ball

Green Olive Cheese Ball

My son-in-law loves chopped green olives mixed with cream cheese and then spread on crackers. His grandmother used to make that when he was little so I think it conjures up many good memories for him. He wanted me to make Rotel dip for our tailgating venture in Ohio but we didn’t have an electrical outlet at the site so I made this cheese ball for him instead. It was a hit and very easy to make. It is adapted from a recipe I found at and makes a BIG cheese ball so make sure you’ve got lots of friends and family around to help you eat it!!

2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
4 C. (1 lb.) of shredded cheddar cheese
.6 oz. Italian salad dressing mix (I used Good Seasons)
1 – 5 oz. jar of pimento stuffed green olives, drained
1 C. chopped pecans

1. Place cheese in a large bowl and allow the cheeses to come to room temperature for easier mixing.
2. Chop the drained olives.

Chopped Green Olives

3. Add the chopped olives and salad dressing mix to the cheeses and mix well with a hand mixer.

Mixing up the cheese ball

4. Chop the pecans.
5. Spread the pecans on a piece of waxed paper and roll the cheese ball in them to evenly coat the outside.
6. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

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