Cheesy Jalapeño & Olive Puffs

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  • 4 oz. butter (softened)
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp.  Mezzetta California Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 jar (10 oz.) Mezzetta Jalapeno Stuffed Olivesdrained
  • *Calculated ingredients may not always be as accurate as the original recipe.


In a mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for several minutes. Add in the flour, cheese and spices.

Mix for one minute, add the hot sauce and water and mix until combined. Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

Once the dough is chilled, scoop one tablespoon at a time. Press the dough flat in the palm of your hand. Place an olive in the center and wrap the dough around the olive and roll into a ball shape. Once wrapped, chill the balls for 10 minutes in the freezer.

In the meantime, preheat your oven to 400°F.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve this appetizer warm.