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Crisp Cheese Breadsticks

 Crisp Cheese Breadsticks
This recipe is a great way to use up day-old bread. They are great served alongside soup or salad. And guests at my card game parties love them as appetizers.—Elizabeth Tonn, Waukesha, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 jar (5 ounces) sharp American cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 unsliced loaf (1 pound) day-old white or wheat bread


  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese spread, butter, egg white,
  • Italian seasoning and garlic powder; beat until fluffy and blended.
  • Remove crust from bread. Cut loaf in half widthwise. Cut each half
  • horizontally into thirds; cut each portion lengthwise into fourths.
  • (Strips will measure about 4 in. x 1 in. x 1 in.)
  • Spread cheese mixture over all sides of strips; place 2 in. apart on
  • a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 203 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 477 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.