This recipe is an ode to the kids at heart. More often than not, growing up means venturing into complex food groups, and this simple recipe shows that sometimes you've just got to go back to basics. We disguised a grilled cheese and made it a grown-up-acceptable olive-cheese sandwich for all types of gatherings.This delicious cheesy finger food will add to a sophisticated appetizer spread. To create this extra creamy meal, you'll only need a handful of ingredients, including mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and spices. We serve this spread on crustless pumpernickel bread, but feel free to swap the brown loaf out for your preferred choice of bread. Cut these open-faced sandwiches diagonally into triangle shapes. We garnish these finger sandwiches with sliced pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives to complete the elegant look. Add the finishing touch by arranging these cheesy triangles into presentable stacks. Bring these tasty treats to any gathering and they'll be gone in seconds. If you want a grown-up grilled cheese, then these olive-cheese sandwiches are a must on the appetizer menu.


Credit: Southern Living

Recipe Summary test

20 mins
20 mins
36 appetizer servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together mayonnaise and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir in chopped olives and cheese.

  • Stack bread slices in groups of 3 or 4 slices. Cut crusts from each stack; cut each stack diagonally into quarters, creating triangles. Spread 1 heaping tsp. cheese mixture on each triangle. Garnish, if desired.