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Tangy Cheese Bites

These hot cheese bites were brought to an election night party I attended years ago. Sharp cheddar and blue cheese give them a slightly tangy favor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced Italian bread
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Cut crust off all sides of bread. Cut into 1-1/2-in. cubes; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in cheddar cheese and blue cheese until melted.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into cheese mixture. Dip bread cubes into cheese mixture, turning to coat.
  • Place on greased baking sheets; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Serve warm.
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  • rd.nckgirl
    Jul 14, 2012

    My Husband is a HUGE Blue Cheese fan. My son and I not so much. That being said...  This recipe is a favorite at our house.  I've taken to family functions as well and they're always raved about.

  • stone481064
    Aug 7, 2010

    These sound great, but no one in my family likes blue cheese. Could another cheese be substituted?

  • bwinfrey269
    Apr 3, 2010

    Loved it! the whole family enjoyed, can't wait to make this again!

  • Sydly
    Dec 9, 2009

    These were excellent and very well received! You must keep them warm to taste good though.