Appetizers

  • Buttery Sweet Pepper Crostini Recipe
    Want to savor the flavor of summer…right now? Then grab a baguette, some colorful peppers, and a cup of butter and you'll have an easy, irresistible appetizer! This recipe combines both sweet and savory flavors by caramelizing peppers and onions in a buttery, brown sugar sauce until tender. Then, top crispy golden-brown baguette slices spread with goat cheese. The flavor combination of this recipe is positively delicious!
  • A light and crispy pastry on the outside with the perfect blend of sharp cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and a touch of cayenne pepper on the inside. It’s tasty and has versatility for any occasion.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Cream Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Torte
  • Butter and cream cheese provide the base for this elegant spread full of chopped, cooked shrimp flavored with dill, lemon juice, and garlic. Serve with crackers, bread rounds, or sliced cucumbers.
  • French Style Herb Spread made with Challenge Butter
    Very quick and easy to prepare, this flavorful variation of Boursin combines fresh herbs, butter, and Challenge Neufchâtel Cheese (or original Challenge Cream Cheese) to create a delicious appetizer or snack any time. Serve it in a small bowl or ramekin surrounded by bread or bagel slices, melba toast, your favorite crackers, or even vegetable slices and fruit.
  • While this makes a great appetizer, it is also the perfect accompaniment to a spicy pasta dish or hearty soup. The green chilies add a little extra personality to warm, cheesy bread.
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Lima Bean Hummus with Pita Chips Recipe Photo
    Exotic flavors transform frozen lima beans into this delicious appetizer with Indian and mid-eastern influences. It's excellent for entertaining, as a snack, or even as a sandwhich spread.
    Cook Time: 50 mins
  • A sophisticated appetizer for any elegant affair. Serve with toasted french bread rounds/baguettes.
  • Don't let an Italian catch you calling this an omelette. This egg-based dish is made with fresh vegetables sautéd in our roasted garlic and Italian herb flavored butter to give it a sophisticated, traditional Italian flavor.
    Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Quick and easy appetizer or snack
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms
    Fresh white button mushroom caps brushed with Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Butter and stuffed with a sautéed Panko breadcrumb mixture and Mozzarella cheese topping. Serve as a quick appetizer or tasty side dish.
  • Made with a butter and cream cheese base, sun-dried tomatoes, and smoked paprika—a ground powder from wood-smoked Spanish sweet red peppers. Use semi-moist pieces of sun-dried tomatoes that are not packed in oil. Color of spread intensifies over time. Serve in bowl or ramekin with crackers, bagels, or bread.
  • Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad Recipe
    Enjoy garden-fresh tomatoes in this simple Panzanella recipe, a popular bread salad from central Italy. It's made with chunks of ripe Roma tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, fresh basil, a dash of salt, and crispy cubes of toasted bread classically flavored with our delicious Roasted Garlic & Herb Spreadable Butter.
  • A quick and tasty appetizer too sophisticated to call nachos. Simply spread Challenge Roasted Garlic & Herb Butter on flour tortillas, top with cheese, bake, cut, and serve.
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 7 mins
  • Made with hard boiled eggs, this sophisticated spread makes a delicious appetizer to serve on crackers or bread rounds.
    Prep Time: 15 mins