cheddar vegetable torte

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By Deb Crane
from Eagle, WI

Savory cheesecakes are a wonderful and easy to transport appetizer. This recipe is good hot, cold, or at room temperature making it a perfect addition to your party buffet. Easy and make ahead! I started with an old recipe from Country Woman and from there made it my own. Simply delicious and received rave reviews on several occasions!

serves 16
method Bake

Ingredients For cheddar vegetable torte

  • 1 1/3 c
    italian bread crumbs, or crushed crackers of your choice
  • 1/4 c
    butter,melted
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1
    small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 5
    small fresh mushrooms,sliced
  • 1/3 c
    chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 c
    chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 8 oz
    spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 Tbsp
    shredded parmesan cheese

How To Make cheddar vegetable torte

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a spring form pan and line the outside with aluminum foil.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine bread crumbs (or crushed crackers) and the butter. Press into bottom of prepared spring form pan.
  • 3
    Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the bread crumb crust.
  • 4
    In a skillet, saute zucchini,mushrooms,onion and pepper in the olive oil until tender. Spoon over the cheddar cheese layer.
  • 5
    In a separate bowl (or Kitchen Aid) beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs and beat until combined well. Stir in bacon pieces. Pour this over the top of the vegetable layer. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
  • 6
    Place in preheated oven on a baking sheet, and bake for 30-35 minutes until the center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from spring form pan carefully. Enjoy!!!
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