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Tangy Cheese Bites

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen

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.
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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place on greased baking sheets; sprinkle with paprika. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Serve warm.

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