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Gouda Bites

In Defiance, Ohio, Phylis Behringer seasons refrigerated dough with garlic powder before baking them into golden Gouda-filled cups. It's hard to believe the delectable little appetizers come from just three ingredients.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated reduced-fat crescent rolls
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 5 ounces Gouda cheese, cut into 24 pieces


  • Unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Cut into 24 pieces; lightly press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups.
  • Bake at 375° for 3 minutes. Place a piece of cheese in each cup. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 110 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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  • ann60
    Aug 29, 2013

    I was invited to an impromptu NEIGHBORHOOD gathering and need something good but fast. This fit the bill perfectly. Everyone really enjoyed this. I followed the suggestion to add the apricot jam. LOVED THIS. This may be my quickie last minute need to take a snack recipe

  • KLD11037
    Aug 1, 2013

    The original recipe is tasty and easy. But, the real winner is the modified version I made for a baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe! Instead of garlic (which I think is unnecessary in the modified version), I added a dollop of fruit preserve with the gouda. Apricot and gouda go great together. I also made a second version with a piece of proscuitto, a dollop of fig preserves, and a piece of brie. Both versions got rave reviews! You can be creative with your choice of fruit preserve, and the result is an easy and totally yummy appetizer! It's a 5-star because the recipe is good in its original form, yet also perfect for creating numerous easy variations that allow you to change things up and get creative.

  • jmkasprak
    Aug 1, 2011

    These bites look so pretty and taste so good. I had never tried gouda cheese before, and I love it.

  • wretch43
    Dec 1, 2008

    I made these for a Thanksgiving dinner appetizer and I got SO many compliments and everyone wanted the recipe. I made some cranberry/pear sauce so people could scoop a bit onto the Gouda Bite. I made 4 dozen and NONE were left.

  • jane
    Dec 22, 2006

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