Creamy Caliente Olive Cheese Dip

If there’s one thing about me you should know, it’s that I LOVE, LOVE a good dip. Anything I can slather on a chip or cracker (or a veggie in a pinch 😉 ) piques my interest. When my husband was watching March Madness like it was going out of style, I was making “game food” like it was going out of style. (Go here and here for 2 more recipes.) I decided that a new dip was in order. I do love queso but wanted to try my hand at something a little different.

creamy caliente cheese dip

Every southern cook has Ro*Tel in his or her kitchen, and I decided that I wanted something spicy (better to keep the kids away, my dear!) and creamy and just good. I came up with this: Creamy Caliente Olive Cheese Dip, and it did not disappoint. It will also be good for Memorial Day celebrations this weekend!
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And as all game food should be, it’s simple to make! You can enjoy this olive cheese dip, even if you’re not watching a game!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Creamy Caliente Olive Cheese Dip
Recipe type: appetizer
  • 2 bricks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 can Ro*Tel, drained (I used spicy)
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Put cream cheese, olives, and Ro*Tel in a food processor.
  3. Pulse until smooth and olives are chopped.
  4. Add in cheddar cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 until bubbly and starting to brown on top, about 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy with crackers or chips.


About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!


  1. Looks marvelous!! Have a great week. Pinned. Best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

  2. looks so delicious! Thank you for your participation at Tasty Tuesday with Creative K Kids, I pin your recipe on Pinterest board

  3. This looks and sounds so good! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. Um yes, this looks so flipping good. I’m a dip girl myself as well. I could make a meal out of some of my favorite dips, which is acceptable trust me. Besides most have the array of food groups in them! I love olives so this will be perfect! Love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday and we hope to see you again this week!

  5. I love olives and can’t wait to make this dip. I’m taking it tailgating this weekend. Thanks so much for linking it up at last week’s Weekend Potluck. Can’t wait to see what you bring this week! Have a great evening!