Recipe by Barbi
"Of all the different appetizers I've made over the years, this one is always the first to go and it is SUPER easy to make. You can use either sweet or sour dough bread, both are tasty! I will usually assemble the Cheesy Breads the morning of the party on cookie sheets and cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. When everyone has arrived at the party I just pop them in the oven and serve them piping hot! If you don't want the bread to be crunchy, broil them instead of baking them. I've tried them both ways and crunchy is better!"
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shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (1 ounce) package
dry Ranch-style dressing mix
1 (2 ounce) can
chopped black olives, drained
green onions, sliced
French baguettes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
Being a cheese addict, this turned out to be one of my favorites. Don't attempt to go lite or fat-free on this recipe, because you'll be missing the best part. I did have to add a little more mayo to make the mixture spreadable...using high-quality black olives, fresh green onions and the crustiest bread you can find will make this a major treat. UPDATE: 01/06/06- I still have to say that this is the most requested appetizer for every party that I attend. People want to know if the cheesy bread will be there, regardless if we will be! 1/2 a packet of ranch is really all you need (otherwise will be too salty)...definitely experiment with other toppings such as grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or even a spicy chipotle in adobo kick! Yum.
This was ok. I received mixed reviews. Many said that it was too salty and others didn't like the mayo taste...said it was too strong. Don't think that I will be trying this one again, but thanks for the post.
Try using only 1/2 a package of the Ranch Dressing Mix. They are wonderful and not too salty that way. These are a family favorite and I can't go to a party anymore without promising to bring these along.
I made this at my children's birthday party--and got many compliments. I only used 1/2 packet of ranch dressing mix. The only complaint was that it was very greasy, even after blotting it with paper towels. I'm not sure how I could cut down on the grease, but it was still very good and I will make it again for parties.
I made two appetizers for a small dinner party. The second appetizer was ignored until this one was gone. I mixed the cheddar with shredded parmesan. Great recipe and I put it together ahead of time and put in the oven when my guests arrived.Thanks for this one.
simple yet extremely delicious. I am soon hosting a baby shower and wanted to try out a few possible recipes. I cut this recipe down by 2/3 to make samples and it still made quite a lot. Since the mom to be doesn't like olives, I left them out and instead added Hormel real bacon pieces and topped some of them with half a grape tomato. These have definitely made it into the shower menu.
This is one of the easiest and fastest disappearing appetizer I have ever made...wonderful and simple
This was good, although a bit salty. I also used 1/2 the ranch mix and less mayo as suggested by others. I prepared it in advance and was able to keep it in the fridge for a few hours before my party. It tastes best hot!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 232
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