Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marinated Cheese Recipe

Marinated Cheese by Southern Living

1 (.7oz) envelope Italian dressing mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbs minced green onion
2 Tbs water
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 (8oz) block Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8oz) block Cheddar cheese
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 (4oz) jar chopped pimiento
Assorted crackers

Whisk together first 6 ingredients
Cut Monterey Jack cheese in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1/4 in thick slices. Repeat with Cheddar cheese & cream cheese.
Arrange cheese in 4 rows in a shallow 2qt baking dish, alternating Monterey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, & cream cheese. Pour marinade over cheese. Cover & chill 8 hrs.
Drain marinade; arrange cheese on platter. Top with pimiento & serve with assorted crackers.

One of my girlfriends back home used this for Natalie's baby shower. I couldn't get enough of it; it was so yummy! She passed on the recipe, so that I could also serve it at Kelli's shower this past weekend. (Thanks Ashley!)

Here were the alterations I made for Kelli's shower...
Simply for time, I left out the green onion & cream cheese. I actually bought the cubed cheese in the bag to save on cutting time as well. One of these days, I'll do it exactly by the book, but for now, this is what worked...and it was yummy!

At the Grenada shower, Terra actually bought green olives to mix with the cheese because they were out of pimiento at the store. It was also delish!

Marinated Cheese is a great appetizer/party dish that makes 25 appetizer servings. Enjoy!


teenbata20 said...

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