Super Easy Make Ahead Appetizer

Each year, we have a New Year’s Eve party and invite over friends for a little festive affair. This year, we’ve been travelling so much that the thought was to find some easy items to make in advance to freeze and be ready to pop in the oven when needed.

Savory Bites - bakedBoy, did I find an easy one? Yes, indeedy! Savory Parmesan Bites. Needless to say, we put the “KI” on it and voted this one a “Keeper” for the party.

So. here’s the KI bit:

  • Divided the softened cream cheese between two bowls, and added grated parmesan to one, and crumbled blue cheese to the other.
  • Next, added chopped, sun-dried cherry tomatoes to the blue cheese bowl, and chopped roasted red pepper to the parmesan bowl.
  • Then, skipped the parsley.
  • Divided the mixture between the crescent dinner rolls (which you can now get at Trader Joe’s without any trans / partially / fully / fat / hydrogenated – well, you get the picture…!)
  • Did not put the parmesan cheese on the outside yet, since they are being frozen. Will do when we cook them for the party.
  • Recipe does not call for spraying the sheet pan – definitely DO since the cheese will run out a bit on the pan. Might even put parchment paper on the pan next time, to save clean up.
  • Test cooked 3 of each, and here’s the results – BIG THUMBS UP!

Take a look –

Savory Bites - mix to spread

Savory Bites - open the dough

Savory Bites - spread on now

Be sure you use two different knives to cut the two different kinds of rolls. It can get a bit sticky…

Savory Bites - cut in pieces

Ready to freeze for later – or eat a few now…

Savory Bites - baked


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6 Responses to Super Easy Make Ahead Appetizer

  1. Hi there! Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


  2. Beautiful! And now that I’ve got the power back I can actually check this out (better to lose it now than Christmas morning right)? Niki’s promised to come early Christmas Eve to help me with the cooking but this sounds like something I will take care of ahead of time. Thank you very much Susan – you know I appreciate you.


  3. Karen says:

    Have a great time at your party…your make ahead appetizers should be very popular.


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