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Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte Recipe
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Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte Recipe

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A line forms quickly behind this quiche-like torte at family gatherings. The wedges are easy to eat as finger food, plus it's delicious hot or cold. — Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups finely crushed multigrain crackers
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 5 small fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 164 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, mushrooms, onion and red pepper in oil until tender. Spoon over cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in bacon. Pour over vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar-Veggie Appetizer Torte in Country Woman August/September 2007, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 164 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! followed directions...added a bit more vegetables. Made in springform pan. nice presentation! Will double the recipe next time!"

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"Delicious! Everyone wanted the recipe."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Made this for a New Years party. Everyone raved! I added more onion, mushrooms, and a little asparagus. Great!"

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This is delicious! I made it for my bed and breakfast guests this morning. I told them it was an 'experiment' and they said I should definitely make it again. It took 35 minutes to bake, came out of the springform pan easily, and browned nicely on top. A winner!"

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"Wow! So so easy! I saw this as a repin on Pinterest and thought it sounded good. I had a Christmas party to go to and I was a bit pressed for time, not to mention ingredients. This was AMAZING! Like many others that tried this recipe, it was certainly a crowd pleaser... Gone in 30 mins! Had many compliments and requests. I omitted the bacon because there were a couple of vegetarians but it didn't matter! I used regular cream cheese and added my own herbs and garlic to the sautéed veg. I had on hand asparagus, red onion, mushrooms, peppers and added the zucchini. It was divine! Making three more tomorrow! Very nice work Barbara, thank you!h"

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