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These Garlic Herb Roasted Olives with Burrata cheese are the easiest appetizer you can make. Herby-salty roasted olives served with warm, creamy burrata cheese and sweet honey. This is the simplest of appetizers, yet so amazingly GOOD. Serve this dish at all of your upcoming spring and summer gatherings. It’s perfect with toasted ciabatta bread for serving.

olives roasted in skillet with burrata

It feels so weird to say this, but the new HBH Every Day cookbook is finally out! If you’ve preordered the book, it should be arriving today (or maybe it already has?). It’s also available for purchase where all books are sold!! 

You guys know that creating this book has been a 2 year plus project. So the fact that this book is finally out seems crazy! I wasn’t sure we’d ever see this day! So excited for you all to get your copies, start cooking, and love every recipe! My nerves are soo high, but so is my excitement! 

I wanted to celebrate with one of the simplest appetizers you can make…and currently my favorite. You don’t even need to think to make this recipe! 

olives before roasting

The details 

A while back I shared a recipe for whipped feta with olives, but this is even simpler. And depending on your taste, possibly even more delicious. 

The olives are key. I used a mix of buttery green Italian olives and salty Greek kalamata olives. My two personal favorite varieties. Today we’re roasting them up with olive oil, garlic, shallots, and lemons. We’re then adding in some fresh thyme, oregano, and lots of chili flakes. 

Then we’re throwing everything into the oven to roast, and basically, you’re done. 

Now the burrata cheese. Burrata is mozzarella’s creamier sibling. It’s thickened cream wrapped up in mozzarella. Truly such delicious cheese. 

You can find it at most grocery stores, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s. One thing to note…make sure the burrata is at room temperature when you serve it.

When the olives come out of the oven, break the balls of burrata in half, and nestle them into the hot oil.  Let the cheese sit in the oil for 5 minutes to allow it to slowly melt, then top each ball of burrata with honey, peppers, and fresh herbs. 

olives in roasting pan with burrata

Serve everything up

I like to serve this with crusty, toasted ciabatta bread for scooping everything up. It’s divine (using a new word today!). Especially while everything is still warm. So delicious, and the simplicity of it all just makes the dish better. 

Excited to serve this for Easter, then also throughout the summer. I love that I really don’t need to think to make it. Just combine everything, roast, and enjoy!! We loveeee simple recipes like this. 

And it’s great for celebrating today’s cookbook release too! 

olives in roasting pan

Looking for other appetizer recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Charred Baby Bell Peppers with Burrata

Everything Ranch Cheese and Pretzel Snack Mix

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Lastly, if you make these Garlic Herb Roasted Olives with Burrata, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Garlic Herb Roasted Olives with Burrata

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 348 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. In a baking dish, combine the olives, olive oil, garlic, shallot, lemon, thyme, oregano, and a big pinch of chili flakes. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the garlic turns golden and the oil is sizzling.
    2. Dab the burrata dry of any liquid. Pull the olives out and break the balls of burrata over the oil. Nestle the burrata into the hot oil. Let sit 5 minutes, then top with honey, black pepper, and herbs.
    3. Serve with toasted bread. I love using a garlic ciabatta loaf.
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  1. 5 stars
    This appetizer was a hit yesterday for Easter! Even my daughter in law who didn’t think she liked olives, loved it! Will definitely be making this again!

  2. Currently devouring this for an Easter appetizer! ? Amazing! Any tips to make the Burrata not so clumpy? I broke it up but I’m wondering if it’s best left in the ball shape…

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making the recipe! I would allow the burrata to come to room temp, but that’s just the nature of the cheese. I hope it’s delicious! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Made this recipe just as directed and it turned out amazing!!! Such a huge hit at Easter today!! I could eat the whole thing myself.

    1. Hey Valerie,
      Perfect!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled to hear that it was a winner! Have the best week!? xT

    1. Hey Leslie,
      Perfect!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled to hear that it was a winner! Have the best week!? xT

  4. Could you cook this at 350 for longer? My oven has competition with other main dishes that calls for lower temp. Thanks

    1. Hey Rhonda,
      Totally, that will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  5. Can I make this with goat cheese? I couldn’t find burRata at the store and I have some goat cheese I need to use. Going to try it unless you think it’d be tragic!

    1. Hey Sara,
      Sure, goat cheese would be great! I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, let me know if you give it a try! xx

  6. Sounds delicious! How do you think it would hold up for an Easter appetizer? We’re having a large group of people, so it would be on the counter for people to graze on.

    1. Hey Caroline,
      That will be great, this is perfect served both warm and at room temp. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  7. Wow! This is a great recipe. I made it for our dinner tonight and we loved it. The flavors are so yummy. Easy and fast to make too. Thanks Tieghan for deriving such yumminess to your fans.

    1. Hey Rachelle,
      I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for trying it out! Have the best day:) xT

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious flavor but I had an issue keeping it on the bread when I ate it so spilled on my pants. Wonder if I should try chopping them up a bit? Definitely putting the leftovers on pasta.

    1. Hi Erin,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed!! Maybe try smaller pieces of bread. Have the best week:) xTieghan

    2. 4 stars
      I made this for Easter and it was a huge hit with everyone! My family thought it was beautiful and tasty. A little out of some family members comfort zone but they all ended up loving it. The saltiness of the olives paired with the creamy burrata was perfect. I will definitely make again!

      1. Hey Allie,
        Perfect!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled to hear that it was a winner! Have the best week!? xT

    1. 5 stars
      I made this today for a late lunch, and it was delicious!!! It came together quickly and I only had to add one ingredient to my planned shopping trip. My mom and I enjoyed it so much, we cut the recipe in half and will enjoy it again tomorrow! I added a part of a pint of cherry tomatoes that needed to be used. They were a nice addition. We are so glad you do what you do!!!

      1. Hi Linda,
        Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Thanks for sharing your review!? xT

  9. Looks delicious, sounds delicious, I bet it tastes delicious. Can’t wait to make. And can’t wait for my Target delivery today with your new cookbook!

  10. Got the new cookbook today. It is beautiful! You should be very proud. The recipes look yummy, simple and very approachable. Can’t wait to try them out. Congratulations!

    1. Aww thank you so very much Marcia!! I hope you love everything you make and thanks for your support! xTieghan

  11. This looks delish!! At the end of the recipe, it says to pull the olives out. Do you mean the lemons? It looks like the olives should remain part of the dish. Thanks ?

      1. Of course! That makes sense lol! I didn’t see any lemons in the photo, so I thought maybe she meant pull the lemons out.

    1. Hi Karen,
      Sorry for the confusion, I meant pull the olive out of the oven:) I just serve in the baking dish that I used. I hope that makes sense! xTieghan