Zippy Cheese Bites Recipe

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You'll need just four ingredients to assemble this extra-rich blend. Picante sauce adds a little kick to the cheesy squares that are wonderful served warm on crackers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:38 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 38 servings


  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 76 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bow, beat eggs; add cheese. Pour half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon the picante sauce over top. Top with remaining egg mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cut into 1-in. squares. Serve warm on crackers. Refrigerate any leftovers. Yield: about 9-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Zippy Cheese Bites in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p22

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HBcook User ID: 2966570 204219
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Soooo good and soooo high in cholesterol!! I made this for Easter 2003. VERY easy. You can probably use less cheese with the same result."

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