Of all the different appetizers I've made over the years, this one is always the first to go and it is SUPER easy to make. You can use either sweet or sour dough bread, both are tasty! I will usually assemble the Cheesy Breads the morning of the party on cookie sheets and cover with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. When everyone has arrived at the party I just pop them in the oven and serve them piping hot! If you don't want the bread to be crunchy, broil them instead of baking them. I've tried them both ways and crunchy is better!

Barbi

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
24 slices
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, blend Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, ranch-style dressing mix, black olives and green onions. Increase the amount of mayonnaise as desired if the mixture seems too dry.

  • Spread equal amounts of the Cheddar cheese mixture on French baguette slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

477 calories; protein 16.2g; carbohydrates 45.5g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 36.6mg; sodium 976.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
Being a cheese addict, this is one of my favorites. Don't attempt to go lite or fat-free on this recipe, because you'll be missing the best part! I did have to add a little more mayo to make the mixture spreadable...using high-quality black olives, fresh green onions and the crustiest bread you can find. Rather than slicing the bread into individual portions before baking, I usually cut the baguette lengthwise, bake it whole, and then cut it into bite-sized pieces after it comes out of the oven. UPDATE: 01/06/06- I still have to say that this is the most requested appetizer for every party that I attend. People want to know if the cheesy bread will be there (regardless if we will be)! 1/2 a packet of ranch is really all you need (otherwise will be too salty)...definitely experiment with other toppings such as grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or even a spicy chipotle in adobo kick! Yum. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2004
This was ok. I received mixed reviews. Many said that it was too salty and others didn't like the mayo taste...said it was too strong. Don't think that I will be trying this one again but thanks for the post. Read More
(18)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
Being a cheese addict, this is one of my favorites. Don't attempt to go lite or fat-free on this recipe, because you'll be missing the best part! I did have to add a little more mayo to make the mixture spreadable...using high-quality black olives, fresh green onions and the crustiest bread you can find. Rather than slicing the bread into individual portions before baking, I usually cut the baguette lengthwise, bake it whole, and then cut it into bite-sized pieces after it comes out of the oven. UPDATE: 01/06/06- I still have to say that this is the most requested appetizer for every party that I attend. People want to know if the cheesy bread will be there (regardless if we will be)! 1/2 a packet of ranch is really all you need (otherwise will be too salty)...definitely experiment with other toppings such as grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or even a spicy chipotle in adobo kick! Yum. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2003
Try using only 1/2 a package of the Ranch Dressing Mix. They are wonderful and not too salty that way. These are a family favorite and I can't go to a party anymore without promising to bring these along. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2004
This was ok. I received mixed reviews. Many said that it was too salty and others didn't like the mayo taste...said it was too strong. Don't think that I will be trying this one again but thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I made this at my children's birthday party--and got many compliments. I only used 1/2 packet of ranch dressing mix. The only complaint was that it was very greasy even after blotting it with paper towels. I'm not sure how I could cut down on the grease but it was still very good and I will make it again for parties. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
I made two appetizers for a small dinner party. The second appetizer was ignored until this one was gone. I mixed the cheddar with shredded parmesan. Great recipe and I put it together ahead of time and put in the oven when my guests arrived.Thanks for this one. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is one of the easiest and fastest disappearing appetizer I have ever made...wonderful and simple Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2006
simple yet extremely delicious. I am soon hosting a baby shower and wanted to try out a few possible recipes. I cut this recipe down by 2/3 to make samples and it still made quite a lot. Since the mom to be doesn't like olives I left them out and instead added Hormel real bacon pieces and topped some of them with half a grape tomato. These have definitely made it into the shower menu. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2004
Recently I had a luncheon for several ladies and I served a fresh fruit salad with all sorts of fruit in it. Instead of the usual rolls I decided to serve these toasties as well as Crostini with Olives and Feta Cheese hot from the oven. Everyone loved them and they were truly a hit. Thank you for the recipe Barbi. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
Yum...... Read More
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