Cheesy Olive Cracker Bread

With four ingredients and 15 minutes, you can make a Greek-style appetizer.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 16

1
cracker bread, about 12 inches in diameter (from 15 3/4-oz package)
1 1/2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (6 oz)
1/3
cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Place cracker bread on large cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese and olives over entire top of cracker bread.
  • 2 Bake 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with basil.
  • 3 Break cracker bread into small pieces, or cut into 3-inch squares (4 rows by 4 rows) with pizza cutter or chef’s knife. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

This Cheesy Olive Cracker Bread is a great last-minute appetizer. Just keep the cracker bread on hand and top with whatever's in your fridge. Here are two tasty twists to get you started. Mexican: Substitute 1 1/2 cups shredded taco cheese blend for the Italian cheese blend and 1 plum (Roma) tomato, seeded and finely chopped, for the olives. After baking, top with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro. All-American: Substitute 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese for the Italian cheese blend and 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, for the olives. After baking, top with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley.

Kalamata olives are a dark eggplant color with a rich and fruity flavor.

Look for cracker bread near the deli section of your grocery store. It's often near the gourmet crackers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.