Almond Cheddar Appetizers Recipe
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds, chopped
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
- 1. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce; stir in cheese, onion, almonds and bacon.
Cut bread into 1/2-in. slices; spread with cheese mixture. Cut slices in half; place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly.
Freeze option: Place unbaked appetizers in a single layer on a baking sheet; freeze for 1 hour. Remove from pan and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months. When ready to use, place thawed appetizers on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: about 4 dozen.
1 serving (3 each) equals 250 calories, 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
Reviews for Almond Cheddar Appetizers
"These are great! Everyone loved them and several requests for the recipe. Thanks!"
"I made these appetizers for Christmas and my guests loved them! They were easy to make and very tasty. The one small change I made was I used white cheddar cheese because I am allergic to Annatto, the coloring used in yellow cheeses. This recipe is a definite keeper!"
"Have made this recipe twice. The first exactly like written and the second with a minor change. Both were served to dinner guests and both were completely devoured. The change made was to use baguettes instead of French bread. Taste is the same, but the presentation is prettier. Will use this recipe again and again."
"These appetizers are always a huge hit! I make them up ahead and pop them in the freezer (before baking) then you can just heat them up when unexpected company arrives."
"Very good!! Easy to make and tastes so good."
"I have been making this for years - known to us as simply "Mrs. Vickers" - I have always made it on bread slices but will try it on a french stick next time - I generally have them in my freezer -if there are any left -and friends ask me to bring these to their "Appie" parties - great 'go to' recipe."
"Fabulous! Lots of great comments from guests. I served on rye cocktail bread."
"Used Hormel turkey bacon bits ( first time I have Used) and mini ciabatta rolls. Just the right amount of crunch. Most excellent!"
"This recipe is a definate crowd pleaser. The family met at a time share and Pot Lucked Christmas this year. This was the favorite hot appetizer. Favorite for me because of the make ahead ease and favorite for the family because it is delicious. I made up all the ingredients (except the bread) and placed in a zip lock baggie. Then I took the loaf of bread out of the bag and sliced it into 1/2" slices and returned to the bag, twist tied it and took it to the timeshare to bake it. I never bothered slicing the bread slices again. That is a waste of time because EVERY ONE ate more than the equivilant of of a half slice! I used green onion and like a few others have mentioned used Hormel real bacon bits. I did cut the mayonaise a tad too. I just added enough for spreadability. I don't think you can go wrong here."
"The mayo base was too much - very greasy. Next time, I'll try half mayo and half sour cream."
"My guest loved it. I thought it needed a bit of tweeking. So I made this with extra sharp cheese (kraft) whick I grated on a box grater. The extra sharp chese is MUCH betterr. Next time I will try a better brand of extra sharp cheese. I also think that adding 1/2 to 3/4 more worcestershire adds a depth of flavor. I used 1/2 of a medium onion as other suggested. For the bacon, I used center cut bacon, which yeilds more meat and lesds fat. It worked well. LOVE the make ahead convience of this. ."
"This appetizer is very easy and is always a huge hit wherever I bring it! I'm always asked for the recipe. This is tagged as an absolute favorite in my recipe collection!"
"WOW! This is great, I made it with Whipped Salad Dressing cause I didn't have Mayo on hand. My hubby love it, I will be making this for company. Thank Yoy cenie : )"
"A very tasty and easy appetizer. I used 6 - 8 tbsp Oscar Mayer real bacon bits & a small onion. Will definitely make again!"
"I made these appetizers for a special family gathering and they went very quickly. I made extra to put in the freezer to use when we have guests over and they have always been a huge hit."
"to make even easier....I used handful or two of REAL bacon bits from Sams club (not the hard bacon bits)! why fry bacon if you don't have too - also small onion"
"These were a hit at a small holiday get together, and or guest could not get enough of them! The only problem I encountered was that the bread I bought (a french baguette from Trader Joe's) fell apart too easily, but with a better bread they would be perfect."
"Found this a few weeks ago, I have made it a few times and everyone loves them and asks for the recipe."
"made it lastnight for friends coming over,,it was funny becuz I took out of oven,,they had not arrived yet,,tried 1,,said to myself,,there ok,,,my husban,and my friends,,loveddd them,asked for recipe,,i used like 1/2 of sm. onion,,was plenty..i love onions too,,I said that to 1 of my friends she said yeah its was onionie..hey but they loved them,,so thats what counts.."
"The best! Have made these several times. I always get requests to bring them and share the recipe."
"i have made this yummy nosh for bunco and it is always the first to go!"
"I made these as an appetizer for a wedding shower. They went very quickly and everyone loved them."
"My guests couldn't get enough!"
"This has been my FAVORITE appetizer to make and take for every gathering...from holidays and picnics to lots of "just because we are craving them" opportunities as well. This is...hands down...the most requested snack I am asked to bring when we are invited to a party!!"
"This is great!"
"I made these for a baby shower--one batch was not enough!"
"Easy and definitely tasty. My group loved them and all asked for the recipe! I used precooked bacon and added a bit of green onion for color. A friend suggested adding jalapenos."
"Love this app! Easy to make. My husband can't get enough of these! I want to freeze them to have for later, but they get eaten too quickly!"
"These were so good! Can't wait to make again. I even made them a little bit ahead of time and layered them between sheets of waxed paper."
"Made then at home as a snack, absolutely delicious!"
"My gods these were absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My family fell in love with them and were attacking me in the kitchen before I could get the 2nd batch onto the serving plate."
"I made these before, the recipe I used named them Mary Vickers. Always a hit."
"I usede reduced fat Helmans, reduced fat cheddar. Added 1 T finely diced fresh basil. 1 t fresh thyme Used Hormel bagged bacon too.Remove from stems and chopped. Huge success! No leftovers. just about half if using dried herbs."
"Fantastic snack and they don`t last long."
"I have made these two times....each time guests have loved them....have shared the recipe to several friends who now include it in their appetizers.......Aawesome"
"In order to reduce the fat content of these I used fat free mayo, reduced fat cheddar, and Hormel real bacon bits in a jar. They were a huge hit."
"Too rich in fat."