Monday, November 9, 2009

Acquired Taste

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, I am sure you’ve heard me mention that other than on pizza, I am not a huge cheese fan. I’ve only tried a handful of cheesecheddar, American(really dislike), mozzarella, and Parmesan. Well lately, since I have been trying more dishes that are centered around cheese, I have slowly been acquiring a taste for it, and dare I say…craving it! Ok, all you cheese lovers can say, “I told you so!” (yes, Sophia..you!)   :-)

So I’ve decided since there is so much cheese out there that I haven’t tried, I better get on the cheese train and start trying at least one different cheese a week. What is your favorite cheese? Since I’ve heard so much about feta cheese and how it’s such a great addition to dishes, I figured I better start there. I picked up some Athenos crumbled Basil & Tomato feta cheese. I am still needing to try out more Bisquick recipes for my upcoming classes. This recipe fit the bill! Of course, I made some changes, but you can find the original recipe here.

Impossibly Easy Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Cheese Pie

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 Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c red onion, chopped
  • 7 oz jar of roasted red bell peppers, drained—I found these at my local Dollar Store!
  • 1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
  • 3/4 c Heart Smart Bisquick mix
  • 1 c milk, I used Almond Breeze
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 egg whites and 1 egg

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease pie plate, 9x1 1/4 inches. Blend Boca patty in food processor.
  • Mix Boca burger, onions and bell peppers in pie plate. Sprinkle with cheese. CIMG0927

 

  • Stir remaining ingredients in medium bowl until blended. Pour into pie plate.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes.

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So fancy and delicious, yet WAY easy!

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11 comments:

Erica said...

YUM! I love feta- what a great easy dish. I HATE American Cheese too -yuck! Glad you're find a love for new varieties of cheese.

Yes! I met a second Cassie this weekend. What a great name ;) ;)

Meghan said...

This cheese pie looks so good! I like Feta cheese and so many others. Some of my favorites are Monterey Jack (and pepper jack), fresh mozzarella (buffalo), gruyere, and real Parmesan (a nice wedge, not the already-grated kind). Now that you are starting to crave cheese, there are so many more recipes you'll be able to try!

burpandslurp said...

LOL! LOVED this post, for the obvious reason! Ahhh...I'll make you a cheese whore yet, my dear! >.<

Jenny said...

I am a huge lover of cheese -- provolone, cheddar, pepperjack, mozzerella.. mmmm I'm craving grilled cheese now!

nic said...

GOUDA!!!!!! and pepperjack.

Michelle said...

I am totally making that pie without the cheese and with TJ's biscuit mix!! That does sounds fast and easy and looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!! :)

Bethany said...

I love pepperjack!!

lesley living life said...

Mmmmm! Feta is seriously one of my absolute favorite cheeses of all time .. haha.

Krista said...

Feta is one of my favourite's, but goat cheese has to be my #1!!!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh I'm a cheese lover! I have not met a cheese I didn't like (except for those plastic supermarket kinds). Feta is on my top list and this looks absolutely delicious!

Kim said...

This is a great look pie. Look at how nice the crust is. I love some feta cheese. It has such a sharp and salty bite to it. Gosh, my favorite cheese is hard to pinpoint. I like pepperjack on sandwiches and burgers because you can really taste the heat it in. I really love monterey jack for quesadillas and Mexican food. My newest cheese love is Brie melted and warm over crostini or garlic toasts - delicious.