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Cheesy Olive Dip Recipe

This cheesy olive dip is a great addition to any appetizer or snack table. Make it for special occasions or for a movie watching night at home.

Best Party Dip Recipes

pan and bowl of cheesy olive dip

After making this, I’ll have to put it on my list of best party dip recipes. In fact, from now on, it’s a must-have when I serve vegetables, crackers, and chips.

I like to make an assortment of dips, including this easy spinach dip and this delicious zesty dipping sauce. It’s fun to have options, and guests love the variety.

Cheesy Olive Dip Ingredients

All of the ingredients for this super easy dip are in most grocery stores. In fact, you might even have everything in your fridge and pantry.

For your convenience, I’ve placed a printable recipe card at the very bottom of this page. It has the full list of ingredients and detailed directions on how to make this cheese olive dip. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup of chopped black olives
  • Additional shredded cheese and sliced olives for garnish (optional)
mayonnaise, onions, cheddar cheese, black olives, and mozzarella cheese

If you want a creamier dip, you can add 4 ounces of softened cream cheese. However, it’s delicious as it stands, so I recommend trying it that way first.

How to Make Cheesy Olive Dip

This is a super easy dip to make. It’s a warm dip that provides an alternative to the cold dips you might also be serving.

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. 

Secondly, spray an 8” x 8” baking pan or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. That helps tremendously with cleanup.

If you can find chopped olives, I recommend making life easy and getting those. Since I wasn’t able to find them at the grocery store, I chopped them myself in my manual chopper.

manual chopper

I’ll put a link to a similar chopper in the recipe card below.

I love using this because it’s super quick and easy to use and clean.

I only had to pull the cord 3 times to chop the olives to my satisfaction.

olives in a manual chopper

Next, in a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.

Mix well.

dip ingredients in a bowl

Now, transfer the mixture to the baking pan.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

cooked cheesy olive dip in a pan

Serve with your favorite crackers, chips, or vegetables.

I recommend providing small plates or bowls and a ladle so everyone can scoop out as much as they want. Otherwise, they’ll be hovering over the snack table and blocking everyone else.

serving of cheesy olive dip with crackers

More Party Recipes

Whether you’re getting together with friends or hanging out with the family, it’s fun to put out some party food. After all, there’s always something to celebrate, right?

Our family loves these deviled eggs. They’re super easy to make, especially when you “boil” the eggs in an air fryer.

We also enjoy these slow cooker marinated mushrooms. Sometimes I put them in other dishes, while other times I serve them all by themselves. Either way, they always get gobbled up very quickly.

Any sporting event on TV is better with these oven-baked Buffalo wings. They’re super easy to make, so there’s no reason not to.

Another favorite around here is a big bowl of these roasted pecans. Roasting them enriches the flavor and really brings out the nuttiness.

You might also enjoy these southern sweet corn fritters from the Julia’s Simply Southern blog. I have a feeling Julia can throw a great party with food like this!

Hearty Party Food

A lot of times, I like to serve or bring something substantial to a get-together. This chili con carne is always a favorite.

Another delicious type of chili is this white chicken chili. Serve both versions of chili with a side of tortilla chips and plenty of toppings.

We also like these mini stuffed peppers. I consider them a finger food. But if that makes you uncomfortable, eat them with a fork.

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.

pan of olive dip above a bowl of dip with crackers on the side

Delicious Sweet Treats

Don’t forget about the sweets. Any party table needs something to top off the party food, and this rocky road fudge is just the thing. It has incredible texture and creaminess that only adds to its amazing flavor.

If you’re a peanut butter junkie like I am, you’ll want to make this yummy 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge. When I make it, I have to make sure there are others around to keep me from devouring the entire batch in one sitting.

Any time you’re in the mood for pie, this creamy no-bake cherry lime pie will satisfy you in the most delicious way. It has a wonderful balance of sweet and tart that will have everyone asking for your recipe.

See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.

pan and bowl of cheesy olive dip with crackers

Cheesy Olive Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This cheesy olive dip is a warm and delicious addition to any snack table.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup of chopped black olives
  • Additional shredded cheese and sliced olives for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8” x 8” baking pan or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Mix well.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  4. Serve with your favorite crackers or chips.

Notes

  • If you want to add an extra kick to your dip, dice 1/4 cup of hot peppers and put it in the mixture.
  • Other things you can add include minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cayenne, or chili powder.
  • To make this a creamier dip, add 4 ounces of softened cream cheese to the mixture.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 195Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 22mgSodium 268mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 4g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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