Water Chestnut Cheese Bites Recipe

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Water chestnuts and olives make these baked cheese snacks deliciously different. They're best served fresh from the oven. —Rebecca Banks, White, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 112 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat cheese and butter on low speed until blended. Add the flour, olives and cayenne; mix well. Beat in the egg and water chestnuts until combined.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Water Chestnut Cheese Bites in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p38

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