Creamy, cheesy spread with a bit of kick? Check! This zesty cheese spread is a must-have appetizer whether you're having a party of 1 or 100.
It's football and basketball season right now, which means we should be having a lot of game day get-togethers. Unfortunately, the world is still a crazy place and social distancing is in full effect.
But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a hot, cheesy, delicious appetizer like this zesty cheese spread.
While I love any and all cheese appetizers, I'm a big fan of those that require only a handful of ingredients. Even better if those ingredients are things I can easily keep on hand at all times.
You never know when you might have a last-minute appetizer emergency or a late-night craving for something hot and cheesy.
Triple points if the appetizer dip or spread is combined with bread, am I right? I think that's why tomato bruschetta and sweet onion crack dip are so dang good.
Zesty cheese spread comes together in minutes—and it's gone in minutes! Plus, if it's cold-weather season, you can use the excuse that you need to warm up the house as an additional reason to make it.
I know, I know. Using the oven isn't an efficient way to heat your home, but I'm all about justifying a hot appetizer.
Ready for how easy it is to make this spicy (but not too spicy) spread?
How to Make Zesty Cheese Spread
Step 1:Mix together butter, garlic, and green chilies. Mix together mayonnaise and cheese in a separate bowl.
Step 2:Slice bread and place slices on cookie sheets. Spread butter mixture onto slices, then top with cheese mixture.
Step 3:Broil until cheese mixture is hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
I told you it was easy. I bet we could even say ridiculously easy.
Can I make two suggestions to make life easier? Use a quality serrated bread knife for slicing your baguette or french bread. And then use a nice spreader knife, or my favorite, an icing knife, to apply the spreads.
It's the little things that make a world of difference!
Ready to dip into this zesty cheese spread? You'll find the printable recipe below. Enjoy!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies, drained
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cups freshly grated colby-jack cheese
- 2 or 3 baguettes
- Mix together butter, garlic, and green chilies.
- Mix together mayonnaise and cheese in a separate bowl.
- Slice bread every ½ inch on the diagonal and place slices on cookie sheets.
- Spread approximately ½ teaspoon butter mixture onto slices, then top with about 1 teaspoon cheese mixture.
- Broil until cheese mixture is hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 418mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g