Ree’s Olive Cheese Bread

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So now let’s get to the cheesy goodness.

This is not health food.  It’s anything but.  Sorry I’m not sorry.

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This recipe comes from the cookbook The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, by Ree Drummond.

You’ll need:

  • 1 6 oz. can black olives, drained
  • 1 6 oz. jar pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (no substitutions, please)
  • 1 lb. Monterray Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 loaf crusty French bread

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Put the black olives on the cutting board, chop roughly.  Do the same with the green olives.

Slice the green onions, then mill through them and chop them roughly.

In a large bowl, combine the butter, mayo, cheese, chopped olives, and green onions.  Stir it up until everything is thoroughly combined.

Slice the loaf of bread lengthwise.  Spread the olive-cheese mixture in an even layer on each half.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese mixture is thoroughly melted and beginning to turn brown and bubbly.  Cut into slices and serve immediately.

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