These Scrumptious Cheese Puffs are delicious hot out of the oven and are a great make ahead appetizer that you can have in the freezer ready and waiting for you!
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Scrumptious Cheese Puffs

A light and fluffy cheese spread is wrapped around cubes of crusty bread and baked to a golden brown giving you Scrumptious Cheese Puffs.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 178kcal
Author Tara Noland

Ingredients

  • 1 medium loaf of crusty white bread or half a large one cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 8 oz. light cream cheese softened and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 egg whites beaten to soft peaks

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe dish add the butter, cream cheese and cheddar. On half power heat and stir alternatively until mixture is melted. Whip with a spoon to make sure it is well blended. Add cayenne, mustard, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Fold in the egg whites. Dunk bread cubes into the mixture and place on a wax paper lined sided cookie sheet. Freeze for 1 hour. Remove the cubes and place in a ziplock bag back in the freezer until ready to bake.
  • When ready to serve, preheat the oven to 375F. Place frozen cheese puffs on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat and bake for 10 min., watching that they don't burn. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10.2% | Calcium: 16.4% | Iron: 1.4%