This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This quick, simple and delicious Baked Cheddar & Black Pepper Spread takes only four ingredients and just a few minutes to put together!
I entertain a lot. Holidays, football games, cookouts – we always have company. We also have a lot of unplanned, drop in kind of company. Either or, I’m always ready to host – I love it!
There are foods I always have on hand for company. Cheese is on top of the list. A simple cheese tray is always a hit – and tends to be the first thing to be cleared off the table.
Besides a cheese tray, there are so many other options for quick, throw together hors d’oeuvres & bites to eat with the almighty cheese.
I LOVE and swear by Heluva Good!® Cheese. Heluva Good! Cheese blocks are always in my fridge – be it for daily snacks for the family or a part of a food spread for company.
Heluva Good! Cheese is loaded with serious mouthwatering flavor. As always – it’s gluten free, made with real milk and a great source of protein and calcium!
Heluva Good! Cheese comes in an assortment of delicious flavors:
- Colby Jack
- Pepper Jack
- Extra Sharp Cheddar
- Sharp Cheddar
- White Extra Sharp Cheddar
- White Sharp Cheddar
- White Mild Cheddar
- Monterey Jack
- Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar
I have many, many cheesy recipes I make – but today I’m talking about just one. Warm Cheddar & Black Pepper Spread. It’s a simple recipe that focuses on just two flavors – cheddar cheese & black pepper. No spices, no dash of this or that – no distractions. This is the real deal here. That being said – you want to use the best cheese – yup – Heluva Good! Cheese & a freshly ground black pepper. The combination of the two is unbelievably delicious.
This spread couldn’t be any simpler to make. It takes only four ingredients and a few minutes to put together. Shred your cheese, grind in the black pepper and mix in real mayo (none of that sweet stuff) and sour cream. Throw it in the oven and bake until the top is lightly golden brown.
This stuff will be like molten lava – so resist the temptation to dip right in. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
I serve this with crackers, hard pretzels, soft pretzels, baguette slices, pita slices – heck, I could eat it right off a spoon. I will also mention that this cheesy concoction is fabulous served over a juicy chicken breast – but that’s for another time.
I always find a big selection of Heluva Good! Cheese at my local Walmart. They already have great prices – but now you can save even more! Head over to Ibotta to grab this deal now – limited quantities are available!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Stay cheesy, my friends 😉
- 8 oz block of Heluva Good! Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup real mayonnaise (none of that sweet stuff)
- 30 cracks fresh ground black pepper - approximately 1 teaspoon
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or spray an oven safe dish(es).
- Shred cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl.
- Grind in fresh ground black pepper, mix.
- Stir in mayo & sour cream until combined.
- Scrape mixture into greased dish. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until mixture is golden brown.
- Let rest at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- Serve with crackers, hard or soft pretzels, baguette slices, pita triangles and enjoy!