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 (0g sugars, 0g 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 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 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 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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