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Olive and Cheese Bread

The best dang olive and cheese bread! Made with a loaf of french bread.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Side Dish
Servings 8 people
Calories
Ingredients
  
  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 4 oz chopped pimientos
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced kalamata black olives
  • 3 stalks green onions (scallions)
  • 8 oz Trader Joe's Tuscan Mozzarella Cheese (grated (or substitute with Monterey jack cheese))
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Instructions
 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel the outer layers of the whole head of garlic. Making sure to leave the garlic cloves intact.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut the top 1/4 of the head of garlic. You want to be able to expose the garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Once the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze in a large mixing bowl. Add room temperature butter, green and black olives, pimentos, mayo, cheese, and green onions. Mix well until it is all combined. *option to add jalapeΓ±o for a kick!
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread olive mixture onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise.Β 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and top is golden and bubbly! Slice into 1-inch pieces.

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Keyword appetizer, cheese bread, cheesy bread, olive bread
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