Chili Cheese Tidbits Recipe
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Chili Cheese Tidbits Recipe

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"When I had three active teenagers at home, I heard, 'Mom, what's for a snack?' 365 days a year," recalls field editor Karen Ann Bland from Gove, Kansas. "We all love spicy finger foods, and this recipe fills the bill."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Triscuits or other crackers

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 87 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Spread chilies onto the bottom of a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Pour eggs over chilies; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool slightly; cut into squares and serve on crackers. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chili Cheese Tidbits in Taste of Home June/July 2000 , p66

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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lauripobanz User ID: 33298 78000
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"My family LOVED these little tidbits. I would think that using less of the chilies would make it less spicy without compromising the recipe."

EarringAddict User ID: 3149039 27830
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"this sounds great, but wondering if there is a way to do a less spicy version for us non-chili lovers! Any ideas folks?"

LynnSaunders User ID: 1481915 203638
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2008

"This is a wonderful appetizer for a low carb diet. Just serve without crackers or with high fiber crackers."

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