{Oven} Fried Cheese Appetizers

Going to parties when you’re gluten intolerant can be tricky. If it’s a bring-something-yummy party, I can make sure at least one thing is safe for me to eat. These tasty Fried Cheese Appetizers fill the bill and can be easily tweaked to suit your own preferences. (More gluten free recipes here.)


Oven Fried Cheese Appetizers- PlumDoodles.com


I first tried making these by frying the cheese on the stove, but it’s a leeeetle tricky to flip melting cheese. Oven frying them is much quicker and easier.


Shredded cheese, any flavor (I used colby jack this time.)

Herbs of choice (I used my favorite, Herbes de Provence.)

Toppings of choice (I used Roma tomatoes and goat cheese.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.

For each appetizer, place about 1 teaspoon shredded cheese onto parchment paper, spreading into a circle. Sprinkle herbs over the top. I didn’t include measurements for the herbs because it’s entirely up to you what and how much you use.


Fried Cheese Appetizers- colby jack and herbes de provence- PlumDoodles.com


Bake for about 7 minutes, until the cheese starts to brown. Remove from oven and while still warm, add goat cheese and a slice of roma tomato. (Cherry tomato halves would probably look prettier.) Sprinkle with chives and black pepper.


Oven Fried Cheese Appetizers with goat cheese and roma tomatoes- PlumDoodles.com


Baking/ frying these in the oven makes it so easy to crank out dozens in no time.


Fried Cheese Appetizers- PlumDoodles.com


Try these variations:

  *Pepper jack > pre-cooked chicken, marinated artichoke hearts (drained really well), and basil

  *Mozzarella > pepperoni, tomato, and oregano

  *Cheddar >  any deli meat, mayo or spicy mustard, pickle slice

  *Try the fried cheese with no toppings at all- yum!

What type of cheese is your favorite? What toppings would you use with it?

To bring you even more party recipe ideas, I’m joining these lovely ladies to bring you “Party Recipes That Make You Go Yum.” Today’s recipes are party appetizers. Come back tomorrow for dessert. Yum is right!




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  1. Delicious! No gluten here either, and it is a little tricky at parties! I love your combination suggestions!

  2. I like these! I will have to try them. We have been making what we call “cheese chips” in the oven with just the cheese. They come out like Cheez It crackers. This is a great way to top them!

  3. Sheila, these look and sound yummy! I know it must be difficult to be gluten free. You always share so many wonderful ideas for staying gluten free! I have to give this a try!

  4. This recipe looks delicious!

  5. These are a perfect appetizer for me! I just found out I am gluten intolerant. And your recipe will definitely be on my go to to list.
    I like all of your variactions as well. Thank you so much.

  6. What a great gluten free recipe! And what a great idea for the bottom…we’ll have to try it 🙂

  7. Wow, these look yummy. I love fried cheese!

  8. What a gorgeous appetizer… can’t go wrong with melted cheese.

  9. Everyone in my family loves cheese so this is sure to be a winner. Thanks.

  10. Oh yum! Looks so tasty!

  11. Hi Sheila – No gluten here either! Great fun joining you for the party! Hugs, Holly

  12. I’m a sucker for baked cheese…it has such a delicious flavor! I can’t wait to try these…for dinner!

  13. These look good, and I am sensitive to one of the proteins in wheat (gliadin). Pinning!

  14. How amazing are these appetizers. I love this recipe and so easy to make.

  15. I’m G free too and always looking for me ideas to try! These look yummy…

  16. I’ve made these plain but they would be oh, so much better with the addition of the goat cheese and tomato on top! I’m always looking for low carb recipes that Leo can enjoy so I’m going to try your version soon. Wishing you and your husband a healthful and prosperous 2016. (If I keep typing the year, perhaps I’ll write it correctly on checks!)

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