Cheddar Appetizer Cheesecake

Enjoy this delicious Cheddar cheesecake made using Original Bisquick® mix and garnished with chives - perfect for a dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 32

1
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1
teaspoon onion powder
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons boiling water
1
tablespoon water
1
teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
box (13 oz) assorted crackers (about 96 crackers)

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, onion powder and butter until crumbly. Add boiling water; stir vigorously until very soft dough forms. Press dough firmly in bottom and 1 inch up side of pan, using fingers coated with Bisquick mix.
  • 2 Bake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cooling rack, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, place 1 tablespoon water. Sprinkle with gelatin; let stand 5 minutes. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir until gelatin is dissolved.
  • 4 Add cream cheese, whipping cream, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to gelatin. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add Cheddar cheese; beat until well combined. Spoon into cooled crust; spread evenly. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 5 To serve, carefully remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Garnish top with chives. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Instead of serving this cheesecake as a spread with crackers, have your guest cut their own slice to enjoy. Be sure to have forks available.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.