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Rosemary Cheese Patties Recipe

Rosemary Cheese Patties Recipe

"We’re a family that loves snacks," explains Judy Armstrong of Prairieville, Louisiana, "and I combined some of our favorite ingredients in this fast, easy and delicious recipe. Great for entertaining, it can be prepared ahead of time and browned just before guests arrive. It’s quickly doubled for a crowd and extra special with marinara sauce."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Marinara sauce, warmed, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, eggs, rosemary, garlic and cayenne until blended.
  • 2. Place the remaining crumbs in a shallow bowl. Shape heaping tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture into 1-1/2-in. balls; flatten to 1/2 in. thickness. Coat with bread crumbs.
  • 3. In a large skillet, brown patties in oil in batches over medium heat until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with marinara sauce if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 157 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Rosemary Cheese Patties

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"I actually didn't flatten the balls, just rolled them in the bread crumbs and browned them. I served them with toothpicks as an appetizer with marinara sauce for dipping. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2008

"These were pretty good. I cut the recipe in half and used up some small amounts of asiago and romano with the parm. They didn't seem very sturdy since a couple broke while flipping but maybe it just needed a bit more crumbs to stiffen it up more. Will definitly make again. Thanks"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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