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Layer a basic baguette with the rich flavors of bacon, butter, and cheddar, and a smidge of mustard to boot. Guests will go wild for this bread as they pull it apart slice by slice.
Creamy blue cheese mingles with walnuts and sweet pear slices on warm wedges of homemade focaccia.
Gouda and cream cheeses hold together the bubbly, flavorful potato filling in a bite-size version of this reinvented favorite.
Sharp cheddar cheese and cayenne pepper flavor these golden, toasty wafers. Spicy-sweet pepper jelly adds extra zip.
Tender, flaky biscuits look lovely when rolled and cut into perfect circles. For a more rustic look, drop biscuits by the spoonful instead of cutting them out.
You can't beat the delicious flavors of homemade pizza dough and marinara sauce smothered in melty mozzarella. If you need to trim time, substitute purchased refrigerated dough and jarred sauce.
Save some money on dinner by buying blocks of cheese and shredding them yourself. We have the secret to the creamiest melt.
Toasted pecans and tart cherries make a festive topper on soft Brie. Served with warm squares of puff pastry, this appetizer is ultradecadent.
This gooey party nosh calls for a very specific type of bacon. Don't fret if you can't find it -- your favorite type of bacon will work just fine. But don't skimp on the cheese: An extra-sharp aged cheddar gives tremendous flavor.
We love the combination of fennel and leeks topping this savory galette, and the punch of saltiness when you bite into an olive takes this easy appetizer over the top.
A gougere is a French puff pastry flavored with Gruyere cheese. Pipe the little morsels using a pastry bag or drop dough by the spoonful.
With only 15 minutes of prep time, this rich spread for toasted baguette slices is easy to make and hard to resist.
Lightly baked Brie and sweet mango chutney top crisp crackers, creating a quick and easy treat your guests will adore.
Toasted baguette slices perfectly complement this garlicky cheese spread. Have plenty of slices on hand, because your guests won't be able to stop with just one.
You can bake and freeze the pastry for these little puffs in advance -- but wait to add the filling until just before serving.
Love cheese? This 30-second video divulges the secrets of a great cheese tray you're sure to enjoy.
They may look like they took hours to make, but refrigerated crescent rolls are the shortcut secret to these bacon-stuffed gems.
Cayenne pepper adds a spicy kick to these cheesy sticks. You'll find it hard to stop with just one.
A creamy blend of feta cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, and flour fills store-bought or homemade pastry cups.
A lively spread made with two cheeses, Kalamata olives, roasted sweet peppers, and a touch of dill makes these pita bread triangles a surefire party pleaser.
Flaky, buttery pastry surrounds the perfect amount of creamy ricotta for a simple, savory starter.
Accented with a hint of tarragon and adorned with a garnish of roasted red pepper and snipped chives, these quiches make a colorful flavor extravaganza.
Looking for a simple yet special starter? Try this savory blend of cheddar and American cheeses, garlic, and light beer.
Gouda- and Parmesan-flavor pastry cloak a salty surprise center for a sensational one-bite hors d'oeuvre.
Red pepper strips, chopped olives, and sage leaves top a creamy goat cheese spread and toasted Italian bread.
These little pastries are rich and cheesy, with sharp cheddar cheese baked in the dough and sprinkled on top.
For a warm and savory twist on cheesecake, top a crust of panko bread crumbs, ground olives, and basil with a creamy feta filling. Sprinkle with olives and fresh oregano.
Using puff pastry makes it easy to prepare these flaky appetizers oozing with creamy Italian ricotta cheese.