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Crunchy Cheese Toasts

Cayenne pepper lends a little zip to these crisp and cheesy treats from Camille Langford, Branson, Missouri. "They look and taste like they're a lot of trouble to make, but they're not. That's my favorite kind of recipe!" relates Camille.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cut French bread into 54 slices, about 1/4 in. thick. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, thyme and cayenne until blended. Brush over bread slices. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake at 300° for 12-15 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 57 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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