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Quick Cheese Puffs

 Quick Cheese Puffs
This recipe is one of my favorites for a luncheon dish or a quick and easy meatless meal. For extra flavor, I'll sometimes use homemade bread or a specialty bread such as Italian, French or sourdough. -Janet Scherffius, Mountain Home, Arkansas
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 slices white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 8 to 10 drops hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Cut bread into
  • strips; place strips, buttered side down, on the bottom and around
  • the sides of two greased 10-oz. baking dishes. In a bowl, beat eggs
  • and milk. Add cheese, onion salt and hot pepper sauce.
  • Pour over bread. Place the dishes on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 450 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 290 mg cholesterol, 839 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.