Cheesy Cucumber Bites

Stuff thick slices of cucumber with a cheddar and cream cheese dill spread for an appetizer that's tantalizes but leaves room for the meal to follow.

Cheesy Cucumber Bites
Servings: 30 Yield: 30 appetizers Prep 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 seedless cucumbers, trimmed

Make It

1. Cut up cheddar cheese and place in a food processor. Pulse until broken up and almost ground. Add cream cheese, milk, dill, garlic powder and pepper. Pulse to blend evenly. Transfer to a large heavy-duty plastic bag.

2. Peel cucumbers in strips, or peel whole cucumber, if desired. Cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices, about 15 per cucumber. Using a melon-baller, spoon or measuring spoon, scoop a small amount of flesh from the centers of the slices. Let slices sit, hollow-side down, on paper towels for 5 minutes.

3. Snip a corner from the bag with filling. Pipe filling into each cucumber slice, dividing equally. Serve immediately. Note: You may prepare and refrigerate filling ahead of time; let warm up slightly before piping into cucumbers.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 30; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 46, Fat, total (g): 3, chol. (mg): 12, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 1, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 70, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.