Zoodles with Chedz – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Add an extra crunch to your zoodles with Chedz crumbs sprinkled on top or mixed in.  This is a simple, 10-minute recipe that you can easily adapt with other ingredients to your taste.  Keep it entirely gluten-free with our gluten-free Chedz!

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Olive Oil & Garlic Zoodles with Chedz - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. If you are making your own zoodles: 1. After spiralizing the zuchinnis, place zoodles in a collander over a large bowl. Sprinkle the zoodles with salt and let it sit for 30 minutes to allow the salt to draw out water. 2. Once zoodles are squeezed, dab them with paper towels if needed and set them on paper towels while you prepare the sauce.
  2. If you are using a frozen package of zoodles, steam frozen zucchini noodles over medium heat until al dente, about 5 minutes. Remove to a colander and drain well.
  3. Crush 1-2 ounces of Chedz to resemble crumbs by using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet. Set aside.
  4. Add olive oil to warm skillet. Sauté garlic until fragrant, about one minute being careful not to burn it.
  5. Add in drained zucchini and toss to coat. Season well with salt and pepper to taste. Add crushed red pepper flakes if using.
  6. Sprinkle in grated parmesan cheese if desired. Add Chedz crumbs and stir. Alternatively, you can serve the zoodles on a plate and add Chedz crumbs on top. Mixing in the Chedz crumbs wil result in softer crumbs.
  7. Other ingredient options: tomatoes, parsley, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions. Throw in your favorite vegetables! ENJOY!
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Chedz Jalapeños Rings & Cheese Crisps – Courtesy of Susan Hall

This is a recipe that you can make and have 2 different types of appetizers at one time!  If you want to bring the Chedz heat up an extra notch and you like jalapeños, definitely try this!

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Chedz Jalapeños & Cheese Crisps - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Crush Chedz into fine crumbs by using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  3. Slice your jalapeno into thin slices or rings. Cut out seeds if you don't want them spicy.
  4. Toss jalapeno slices or rings with olive oil, Chedz crumbs, and your choice of spices: onion powder, garlic powder and/or salt,
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until jalapeno slices are crispy.
  6. Remove jalapenos from the oven and let cool.
  7. Lower oven temperature to 400 F degrees. Place the jalapenos slices on another plate or tray. Re-line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Cut choice of cheese slices in half.
  9. Place 12 half slices of cheese on the parchment paper. Put one slice of jalapenos ring on the edge of the half cheese slice. See pic.
  10. Fold over the half cheese slice to cover the jalapenos ring. See pic. You will have some left over jalapenos rings that can be used as a crunchy appetizer, in addition to the cheese crisps to add variety.
  11. Bake for about 10-20 minutes or until cheese is crispy. Provolone and Havarti a little longer to bake. Be sure to check after 5 minutes so they don't burn. Remove from oven, let cool, then season with salt if desired. Serve with your favorite sauce.
Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by: http://www.cottercrunch.com/gluten-free-low-carb-baked-jalapeno-cheese-crisps/

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Chedz Mushrooms with Garlic & Oregano

Love mushrooms?  Spruce them up with Chedz!  This recipe can be fried or roasted in the oven.

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  1. If baking, preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Crush Chedz finely into crumbs using a food processor, rolling pin or Magic Bullet.
  3. Clean mushroom caps with a wet paper towel. You should have about 16-18 pieces.
  4. Chopped garlic cloves finely.
  5. If frying, add 3-4 TBS of olive oil in a pan on medium low heat.
  6. Add chopped garlic cloves to oil and fry until fragrant; be careful not to burn.
  7. Add mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add butter and toss mushrooms.
  9. Add fresh lemon juice, toss thoroughly.
  10. Add spices: Oregano, Dried Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss thoroughly.
  11. Add Chedz crumbs and mix. Serve and enjoy.
  12. If baking, arrange the mushrooms in a a 9x13 cooking dish
  13. Melt the butter in microwave or stove top.
  14. Add garlic, dried garlic, Oregano, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Add Chedz crumbs and mix thoroughly.
  15. Pour evenly over mushrooms.
  16. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or golden around the mushroom caps.
Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired by: http://cakescottage.com/2014/05/24/roasted-mushrooms-garlic-thyme/

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Turkey Chili Recipe with Chedz – Courtesy of Natalie Craig

This divine turkey chili recipe with Chedz is great after Thanksgiving leftovers, cold days and on game days.  You can also substitute chicken.  Chedz goes well crumbled on top of chilis and soups or add the sticks directly on top!  In either form, it makes chilis and soups more exciting to the palette!

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  1. Cook onion and peppers in oil until soft, 5-10 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, coriander and oregano. Stir and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  2. If making with cooked turkey, go to the next step. If using uncooked chicken, add broth, chicken and beans to pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer until chicken is cooked through (15-20 mins). Remove chicken to cool, then shred using 2 forks.
  3. Add turkey (or chicken) to heated broth and stir in salsa verde, lime juice and cilantro. Heat through.
  4. Right before serving, add Chedz crumbs or sticks on top and enjoy!
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Chedz Potato Cheese & Bacon Rounds – Courtesy of Susan Hall

There are lots of potato rounds recipe out there but this one is unique because it has crushed Chedz crumbs and optional bacon.  Be sure to try this easy recipe for a party, event or any game day celebrations such as the Super Bowl!

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Chedz Potato Cheese & Bacon Rounds - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two 9x13 casserole dishes with foil.
  3. Crush Chedz sticks into fine crumbs using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  4. Clean and peel potatoes and cut into thin slices.
  5. Lay potato slices on dish without overlapping. Brush each one with olive oil.
  6. Top with Chedz crumbs.
  7. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Optional: top with bacon bits to taste if desired.
  9. Bake covered in oven for 10 minutes and uncovered for another 5-10 minutes. Watch it when it is uncovered so that it does not burn.
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Chedz Croutons – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Do you want to liven your favorite croutons up?  Add Chedz to them for a cheesier crunch and added flavor.  Add these yummy croutons to your Super Bowl or any game night.  Throw them on salads or crumble them on pastas.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Crush Chedz into fine crumbs by using a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  3. Add croutons to a mixing bowl
  4. Add olive oil to croutons and mix well
  5. Add crushed Chedz crumbs and mix well. If you prefer more Chedz (our preference), then add more to croutons.
  6. Pour Chedz crouton mix on baking sheet and spread. Add more Chedz if preferred. If you would like a solid coating of Chedz on the croutons, dip each crouton in Chedz crumbs (dip in olive oil first, then Chedz crumbs to ensure that it sticks).
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.
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Chedz Sriracha Cashews – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Chedz Sriracha Cashews or other nuts (Almonds, Peanuts, Almonds, etc.) would be a great addition to a Super Bowl party or any game day event.

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  • 1 Cup Cashews Salted or Unsalted. Use any other nut options if preferred (Almonds, Peanuts, Pecans, etc.)
  • 1-2 TBS olive oil
  • 1-2 TSP Sriracha Add more if you want more heat. Leave out if you do not prefer spicy.
  • To Taste Salt or Sea Salt Leave out if you prefer lower sodium option
  • 1 Ounce Crushed Chedz Crumbs (Any Flavor) We used Chedz Spicy but use Gluten Free if preferred. Rule of Thumb: 1 oz crushed Chedz for 1 cup nuts. Use more or less depending on preference.
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  • 1 Cup Cashews Salted or Unsalted. Use any other nut options if preferred (Almonds, Peanuts, Pecans, etc.)
  • 1-2 TBS olive oil
  • 1-2 TSP Sriracha Add more if you want more heat. Leave out if you do not prefer spicy.
  • To Taste Salt or Sea Salt Leave out if you prefer lower sodium option
  • 1 Ounce Crushed Chedz Crumbs (Any Flavor) We used Chedz Spicy but use Gluten Free if preferred. Rule of Thumb: 1 oz crushed Chedz for 1 cup nuts. Use more or less depending on preference.
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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Crush Chedz finely. Use a rolling pin, food processor or the Magic Bullet.
  3. Add a cup of Cashews in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add 1-2 TBS of Olive Oil in a small bowl.
  5. Add 1-2 (or more) TSP of Sriracha to the Olive Oil and stir until mixed.
  6. Pour the Olive Oil and Sriracha mix onto the Cashews and stir.
  7. Add crushed Chedz crumbs and stir until mixed.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Bake in the oven for approximately 4-5 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure that the Chedz crumbs do not burn.
  10. Take out and let Cashews sit on the baking pan to crisp up. Once cooled, serve right away or store in air tight container.
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Chedz Ground Chicken or Turkey Burger – Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)

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Chedz Ground Chicken or Turkey Burger - Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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  1. Finely crush Chedz into crumbs like consistency (wine bottles work great or food processor)
  2. Combine ground chicken (or turkey), granulated garlic, paprika, cumin, chilli powder, Chedz crumbs, egg and olive oil in a large bowl until well mixed - it will seem loose but tighten up when cooked
  3. Form 4-5 burger patties - make them a little thinner in the middle and thicker on the edges to ensure an evenly cooked patty
  4. Grill for 7-8 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 165 degrees
  5. Serve on toasted sesame burger buns with your favorite burger toppings and condiments
  6. WINE PAIRING TIPS Red Fragrant, fruity Pinot Noir: 2006 Carmel Road Monterey White Fruity, peach-inflected Pinot Gris: 2007 King Estate Signature ENJOY!
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Chedz Baked Friez

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and spray cooking oil. Peel potato skins off and cut into fries shape.
  2. Put fries in a bowl and add olive oil and mix.
  3. Add salt and garlic powder to the fries and mix.
  4. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency with rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Add Chedz crumbs to the fries and toss. Use hands or spoon to rub loose Chedz crumbs onto fries.
  6. Pour fries on baking sheet; separate them out so they don't stick together during baking. For softer fries, bake for 35 minutes. For crunchier fries, bake for 45 minutes. ENJOY with ketchup or barbecue sauce.
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Chedz Baked Onion Ringz

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  1. This recipe will make a crunchy batter. This crunch batter recipe was adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/oven-fried-onion-rings-recipe.html For a softer batter and lower carbs, see below adapted by Hall Brands. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on one baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together. Add half of the flour mixture into the buttermilk and mix until smooth and thickened.
  3. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the Chedz, olive oil and remaining salt.
  5. Lightly and carefully dredge the onion rings in the flour, then buttermilk batter, and finally the Chedz mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until golden brown, watching carefully to ensure that Chedz crust does not burn; about 10-15 minutes.
  6. For a lower carb option that yields soft but tasteful onion rings: INGREDIENTS: -1 onion -1 TBS olive oil -1 TSP salt or to taste -4 OUNCE Chedz Crumbs (Any Flavor)
  7. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor and put in a bowl. 2. Add salt to Chedz crumbs. 3. Place cut rings in a bowl and add 1 TBS and mix. 3. Put oiled onion rings in the Chedz crumbs mix and carefully stir. Pat loose Chedz crumbs onto rings. 4. Place each ring on the baking sheet. 5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes; ensuring that Chedz crumbs do not burn. ENJOY!
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