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Cheesy Breads: a great holiday appetizer

Split photo of the cheesy mixture, beneath is finished food items.

Top - cheesy mixture; bottom - the finished product ready to eat.

Cheesy Breads: a great holiday appetizer

November 29, 2012

If you're looking for an easy-to-please appetizer for holiday gatherings, here's a wonderful idea from Christie Jessen, office assistant at JustAnswer.

Christie describes the origin and significance of this dish: "My grandma used to make these hors d'oeuvres every Thanksgiving and Christmas. The ingredients might seem a little weird mixed together, but once you have the finished product, it's delicious. I have now taken over making this recipe during the holidays. My grandma never had a name for these hors d'oeuvres, so in the last few years, I made my own name for it. Trust me, the 'Cheesy Breads' are a hit every time. You won't be disappointed!"

Cheesy Breads (serves 10-15 people or more)

2 or 3 baguettes of French bread
1 lb. of sharp cheddar (shredded)
1 small can (8 oz.) of tomato sauce
1 small can of chopped olives
1 small can of green chili peppers
2 tbsp. of vinegar
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped (depending on how much you like them)
4 or 5 stalks of green onions, chopped (add more or less depending on how much you like them)

1. Mix all of the ingredients together, except for the French bread.

2. You will need to cut the loaf of French bread into about 1/2 inch thick slices and make as many as you can. Start off by cutting up one loaf of bread to see how many slices you are able to make.

3. Now that the ingredients are mixed well, spread a good amount onto each sliced roll. Do not pile it high, though, because you will be melting the mix onto the roll.

4. Put 15-20 sliced rolls onto a baking tray. Stick it under the broiler for 5-8 minutes. When the ingredients are melted onto the bread or if the crust of the bread turns a little brown, that's when you know the Cheesy Breads are ready to eat!

5. If you are not able to use all of the mix, you can freeze it for future use.