Sausage & Cheese-Stuffed Fried Olives

  • SERVES: 10–12
  • PREP: 40 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 hour

A poppable one-bite appetizer so full of flavor that it can convert olive haters…

If you don’t like olives, this recipe could change your mind. The Castelvetrano, a type of Sicilian green olive, has a buttery, sweet flavor and a surprisingly meaty texture that holds up to both stuffing (with hot Italian sausage and grated fontina cheese) and frying until it becomes a salty, briny, golden-brown, crispy nugget perfect for your next aperitivo hour. (Just don’t skip the double breading, which locks in the filling!) These stay hot and crunchy for a surprising amount of time, so go ahead and graze—pair ‘em with Prosciutto & Parmesan Twists, Lemon & Onion Crostini, and an Aperol Spritz for a perfect aperitivo hour.

  • 4

    ounces hot Italian sausage (casing removed if from links)

  • ¾ cup finely shredded fontina cheese

  • 2

    garlic cloves, grated

  • ½

    teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ 

    teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

  • 2

    (8-ounce) jars pitted Castelvetrano olives, drained and patted dry

  • 4

    large eggs, beaten

  • 1 ½

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½

    cups plain breadcrumbs

  • +

    Canola oil, for frying

  • +

    Your favorite jarred marinara sauce (we like Rao’s), for serving

Shop this recipe

The Fresh Plate Side Bowls, Set of 4
The Fresh Plate Side Bowls, Set of 4
$20.00

Deep enough to hold a side of crispy Brussels sprouts or an ice cream sundae, these bowls complete The Fresh Plate Dinnerware Collection. In a neutral hue with an artisanal matte finish, these perfectly-sized side pieces keep nuts, snacks, and dips looking cute when it's party time.

Chrissy’s Fave Stainless Steel Set
Chrissy’s Fave Stainless Steel Set
$198.00

We call them Chrissy's faves for a reason—between this saucepan, skillet, and a universally useful multipurpose pan, you can cook pretty much anything. All three feature aluminum core induction for even cooking and double-layer stainless steel, and the skillet and cook-anything pan feature non-toxic nonstick coating. This stunning, gold-handled set includes the all-day, everyday essentials that make kitchen life chic and easy.

Pepper's Wok & Tool Set
Pepper's Wok & Tool Set
$72.00

This is the ultimate set for creating clean-out-the-fridge meals. Aside from just stir-frying, the Teigen-Legend fam uses the wok and spider strainer for deep-frying and big-batch sautéing. Big enough for a pound of noodles Bundled with wooden tongs and a spider strainer Steam, serve, and store, all using a tempered glass lid

2-Piece Small Prep Knife Set
2-Piece Small Prep Knife Set
$28.00

Sometimes bigger isn't better. This duo of a 3.5" paring knife and 5" utility knife is perfect for smaller jobs: precise cuts, peeling potatoes, and slicing strawberries for morning granola. With ashwood handles, they'll look stunning on your cheese boards, too.

The Fresh Plate Serve Bowls, Set of 2
The Fresh Plate Serve Bowls, Set of 2
$42.00

Vibrant salads, sticky chicken wings, and spicy-AF noodles look even better on a cream-colored stoneware canvas. Each bowl—one shallow, platter-style piece and one rimmed dish—features subtle variations, for an artisanal finish that looks beautiful with your other serveware or the rest of The Fresh Plate Collection.

Chop-Everything Wooden Cutting Board
Chop-Everything Wooden Cutting Board
$32.00

Big enough to hold piles of sliced and diced veggies while you prep, beautiful enough to take straight to the table stacked with cheese and charcuterie. This wooden cutting board has a slim-but-sturdy, easy-to-store profile, but you'll use it so often it's more likely to earn a permanent place on your counter.

The Dolcezza Wrap Robe in Crema
The Dolcezza Wrap Robe in Crema
$138.00

Soft and lightweight with the perfect drapey silhouette, this one-and-done wrap-style robe is perfect for poolside lounging, afternoon naps—even al fresco entertaining. Chrissy loves a vibrant, vintage print, so we made our own! The abstract floral is a little retro, very chic, and inspired by Italian vacanza style.

The Dolcezza Slipper in Crema
The Dolcezza Slipper in Crema
$32.00

Soft, padded slides with a twist! Style these slippers with the matching Dolcezza robe for the ultimate at-home lounge set. Made with rayon twill in a vintage-inspired print, the cool, comfy footbed features a reinforced sole sturdy enough to wear by the pool or patio. Paired with PJs or a swimsuit, these slippers bring Italian resort vibes to your own bedroom or backyard.

The Dolcezza Head Scarf in Crema
The Dolcezza Head Scarf in Crema
$26.00

Wrap it up in this wide, drapey head scarf for instant chic and serious Amalfi-coast-vacation vibes. Made of soft, breathable fabric that billows beautifully in the wind, this piece is done in our print of the season: an abstract floral inspired by vintage fabric that looks straight out of an Italian film.

The Dolcezza Wrap Robe in Rosa
The Dolcezza Wrap Robe in Rosa
$138.00

Soft and lightweight with the perfect drapey silhouette, this one-and-done wrap-style robe is perfect for poolside lounging, afternoon naps—even al fresco entertaining. Chrissy loves a vibrant, vintage print, so we made our own! The abstract floral is a little retro, very chic, and inspired by Italian vacanza style.

The Dolcezza Head Scarf in Rosa
The Dolcezza Head Scarf in Rosa
$26.00

Wrap it up in this wide, drapey head scarf for instant chic and serious Amalfi-coast-vacation vibes. Made of soft, breathable fabric that billows beautifully in the wind, this piece is done in our print of the season: an abstract floral inspired by vintage fabric that looks straight out of an Italian film.

The Dolcezza Slipper in Rosa
The Dolcezza Slipper in Rosa
$32.00

Soft, padded slides with a twist! Style these slippers with the matching Dolcezza robe for the ultimate at-home lounge set. Made with rayon twill in a vintage-inspired print, the cool, comfy footbed features a reinforced sole sturdy enough to wear by the pool or patio. Paired with PJs or a swimsuit, these slippers bring Italian resort vibes to your own bedroom or backyard.

You may also like

1 hour 50 minutes (including marinating time) | Makes 12 crostini

35 minutes | Makes 32 twists

5 minutes | Makes 1

Get inspired in the kitchen

cook
chill
dine

See What We're Cooking up

Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about new recipes and when items drop in the Cravings shop!

Sign Up

By signing up you agree to receive recurring automated marketing messages from Cravings. View Terms and Privacy.

© Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 2022.
All rights reserved.