Peppery Potluck Squares

  • Yield 48 pieces

Jalapeno peppers give these cheesy bites quite a kick!

Ingredients

Cornmeal
2 cups (8-ounces) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 cup (4-ounces) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese, softened
1 cup (3-ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cumin
4 eggs, beaten
1 (2-ounce) jar pimentos, diced
1 (4-ounce) can jalapeno pepper, drained and chopped
Cayenne pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Sprinkle cornmeal in buttered 9-inch square pan, coating pan well.
  2. Cream Wisconsin cheeses until well blended; add garlic powder, oregano and cumin. Beat in eggs. Stir in pimentos and jalapeños. Add cayenne pepper; mix ingredients well. Spread mixture in pan, smoothing top. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into bite-size cubes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Tips: This recipe is particularly spicy. For a milder version, reduce the amount of jalapeño peppers. For a tangier flavor, substitute Wisconsin Asiago Cheese for Parmesan Cheese.

 

Recipe courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

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