As the temperature outside rises, so do the number of invitations to BBQs, pool parties, and potlucks. This Smoked Gouda Fundido recipe from our April Chef of the Month, Carter Hull is the perfect party appetizer! No need to spend the extra money on food platters or time on elaborate dishes, this recipe is simple and combines outstanding Southwest flavors. Plus, it is a definite crowd pleaser and marvelous for sharing.
Smoked Gouda Fundido
8 oz Gouda cheese (I use a Dutch Gouda by Mill Dance)
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz sour cream
4 oz mayonnaise
5 strips of bacon
2 oz green chilies
1 tablespoon pimentos
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
1. Cook bacon. Pat dry and then crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to a saucepan on medium heat. Add minced garlic to the saucepan and cook until golden brown. Set aside.
3. Grate Gouda into a medium bowl. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix together. Slowly add crumbled bacon, green chilies, pimentos, and garlic to the gouda mixture. Mix until well until combined.
4. Pour into individual ramekins. Put ramekins into the oven and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Note: Fundido makes a great appetizer. The individual ramekins are nice for parties because you can place them in different locations so everyone is not gathered around the same dish.
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