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)
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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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 Crackers

chedz-crackersTry this quick and easy cracker appetizers for a nice lunch or dinner gathering.  Whip them up for the Super Bowl or any sports get together.  They will be a crowd pleaser!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Arrange crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  3. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly on each cracker
  4. Crush Chedz into crumbs (you can use a food processor if preferred)
  5. Sprinkle Chedz crumbs evenly over cheese and crackers
  6. Optional: Add cayenne pepper to taste and/or cooked bacon bits
  7. Bake in oven for about 5-10 minutes, watching to ensure that Chedz crumbs and crackers do not burn. ENJOY!
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Chedz Turkey Cheese Ball

Want to add a festive appetizer for Thanksgiving?  Try our simple Chedz Turkey Cheese Ball recipe.  Kids can have fun decorating the cheese ball.  This cheese ball was inspired by the following recipe on All Recipe Cheese Ball 1.

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  1. Chop pecans (you can also put in food processor). Toast chopped pecans in oven at 275 degrees for about 10 minutes watching it closely so it doesn't burn. Set aside for later.
  2. Crush Chedz into crumbs (you can also put in food processor). Set aside for later.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and dressing mix. You can also mix in a food processor.
  4. Form into one large ball or two smaller balls.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Take the cheese ball out of refrigerator and shape. Roll in the chopped pecans. Then roll in the Chedz crumbs.
  7. Decorate the cheese ball. -Put the pretzel twist in the ball as the neck -Using spare cream cheese, dip chocolate chip pieces to make the eyes -Using spare cream cheese, dip candy corn to make the beak -Using the Chedz sticks, make the feathers -Using the thin pretzel sticks, add the additional feathers ENJOY!
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Chedz Meatballz – Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)

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Chedz Meatballz - Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)
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  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients with your hands until well combined. It may seem a little loose at first but the Chedz will absorb some of the liquid quickly.
  2. Form into 1 inch balls. In a large pan heat 2-3 tablespoons oil and arrange meatballs. Make sure they do not touch. Cook over medium low heat until firm turning once. You may have to do them in batches.
  3. Top with your favorite marinara sauce and serve with mixed greens. You can also add them to your favorite spaghetti for yummy spaghetti and Chedz meatballz. Also great over rice or quinoa!!!
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Chedz Totz Bake – Courtesy of Ellen Tadros

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Chedz Totz Bake - Courtesy of Ellen Tadros
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  1. Bake 20-24 tater tots in the oven at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes.
  2. Sautee onion in a skillet until cooked. Add ground beef or turkey and cook until done.
  3. Add 1/2 cup taco seasoning and 1 cup of cheese to meat mixture and mix.
  4. Crush Chedz into crumbs consistency with a rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Add tater tots on top and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle with Chedz crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven until cheese is fully melted. ENJOY!
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Chedz Baked Friez

Chedz 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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Chedz Baked Au Gratin

Chedz Au Gratin

 

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Chedz Baked Au Gratin
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  1. Recipe adapted from All Recipes
  2. Follow the recipe instructions: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/15925/creamy-au-gratin-potatoes/?internalSource=search%20result&referringContentType=search%20results
  3. Crush Chedz into crumbs consistency with a rolling pin or food processor.
  4. Sprinkle Chedz crumbs on top of au gratin.
  5. Bake according to directions. Enjoy!
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Chedz Baked Tofuz

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain tofu and lightly blot with paper towel.
  3. Cut tofu in squares and put in 8X8 greased baking dish.
  4. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency with a rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Put Chedz crumbs in a bowl.
  6. Add: Salt, Black Pepper and Italian Seasoning and mix.
  7. Rub Chedz crumbs over tofu and on the sides. Use your fingers or utensil such as spoon.
  8. Drizzle olive oil on top of Chedz tofu.
  9. Bake for 40-50 minutes. Enjoy!
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Chedz Aglio e Olio

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons of salt and the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and add to a large pasta bowl.
  2. Pour 1/3 cup of olive oil in a pan. Add a dash of salt. Add 6-8 garlic cloves. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes and watch carefully so garlic does not burn. Stir garlic periodically.
  3. Crush Chedz to crumbs consistency using rolling pin or food processor.
  4. Mince the fresh parsley if using.
  5. Add crushed red pepper flakes to the olive oil.
  6. After about 20 minutes, turn off burner and pour the olive oil over the pasta. You can leave the garlic slivers in the pan or choose to add it to the pasta.
  7. Add Chedz crumbs and parsley (if using) and stir. Serve and enjoy!
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