Want to feed your crowd a gourmet appetizer that’s holiday-hostess friendly? Then you need to try my Savory Party Cheesecake Appetizer!
It’s got a creamy goat and cream cheese base that’s laced with prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic and swirled with a sage gremolata.
An “everything bagel” crust is the finishing touch on this simply sensational holiday buffet hors d’oeuvre.
You’ll want to serve it with gourmet crackers and breadsticks for a sophisticated party snack.
What a spectacular way to serve your family and friends something tasty and so pretty during the holidays.
Savory cheesecakes have long been one of my “go-to” choices for holiday gatherings. They can take a little time, but the results are absolutely worth it! Don’t you think? They serve plenty of people, because, after all, savory cheesecakes are so rich, your portion sizes are fairly small.
My Savory Party Cheesecake Appetizer contains three key ingredients that you’ll need to prep prior to starting your cheesecake. The Sage Gremolata, Everything Bagel Crumbs and Roasted Garlic can be prepared a day before you want to bake your cheesecake.
NAN’S TIP – A savory cheesecake should be baked one day before serving to give it time to thoroughly chill and meld all the flavors.
This recipe is an adaptation of the traditional parsley, garlic and lemon gremolata. It’s got a fabulous touch of “Fall” flavor imparted from the pile of fresh sage that’s tossed into the mixture.
I like to roast whole heads of garlic when I’m cooking a roast or some chicken. It likes to stay in the oven a long time, so it makes sense to roast some when you already have the oven on!
Don’t worry, I walk you through the process in the recipe!
Everything Bagel Crumbs –
You’ll need 2 full cups of bagel crumbs, but I found that 1 extra large bagel was just enough!
After combining the crumbs with butter and a little salt, you’ll par-bake the crust until its toasty brown.
Now that you’ve got your Sage Gremolata, Roasted Garlic and Everything Bagel Crumbs prepared, you’ll be ready to roll!
Once you’ve tried my Savory Party Cheesecake Appetizer recipe, it will become one of your “go-to” holiday offerings too! Not only is it absolutely delicious, it’s also a fabulous way to feed a crowd!
If you choose to make the different components ahead of time, this recipe comes together in a flash. And, while it’s in the oven, you’re free to keep moving along with your holiday party preparations!
You’ll find the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Let me know how you like it!
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Nutritional information should be considered an estimate only; please consult a registered dietician, nutritionist, or your physician for specific health-related questions. Please note that the recipe above is published using a recipe card plugin, with preexisting software which can auto-calculate metric measurements, as well as change the number of servings.