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Mom's Cheesy Bread Appetizers

These completely irresistible Cheesy Bread Appetizers are a great make-ahead recipe. This old family recipe is a holiday tradition.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 60 pieces
Calories: 78kcal


  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 ounces chopped olives, drained
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded as desired and diced
  • 10.75 ounces Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 60 packages sliced cocktail rye bread usually found in the deli section of the grocery store) or 2 french baguettes, sliced


  • Grate the cheese, butter, and hard boiled eggs into thick shreds either by hand or in a food processor. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • To assemble appetizers: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Spread the cocktail rye bread with some of the cheese spread. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and bread is slightly toasted. Let cool for a minute and move to a serving plate.
  • Spread can be kept covered in refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg