Easy Appetizer: Fried Cheddar Cheese Bites

Grilled cheese sandwiches are commonly served for lunch in our house, with a side of fresh fruit and veggies. Plus, we just love cheese. Hard, soft, cow, goat, salty, sweet—all cheese is yummy in our opinion!

One afternoon while our sandwiches were grilling in a skillet, some cheese oozed out, sizzling on the hot surface. I left it there, already wondering if it would be difficult to scrub off the pan later.

We enjoyed our warm sandwiches and then it was time to clean up. To my surprise, the cheese on the pan came off with no problem. And it was golden brown. And it looked tasty, so I popped it in my mouth.

Ummm, that was so yummy! Why have I never made this before?

The next day I attempted to recreate these fried cheese bites on purpose. I was blown away by 1) how easy it was and 2) how yummy it tasted and 3) that it only took five minutes!

Here are the basics:

  1. Melt butter in skillet.
  2. Shred cheddar cheese. (I have not tried other types of cheese yet so I cannot guarantee the same result.)
  3. Drop cheese in pan, flatten to a disc about 1 inch in diameter. Let fry.
  4. Flip. Let fry.
  5. Crunch and munch!

Wasn’t that easy? And yummy? Add it to your list of appetizer recipes—it will definitely be a hit at your next party!
Pairs well with a charcuterie board.

Easy Appetizer: Fried Cheddar Cheese Bites

Easy Appetizer: Fried Cheddar Cheese Bites

Shredded cheese fried in a skillet until it is nice and crispy. A perfect appetizer to pair with wine or a charcuterie board!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes 5 seconds
Total Time: 15 minutes 5 seconds


  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. Heat skillet to medium-high heat. Add butter and swirl it to coat the pan.
  2. Drop about ½ tablespoon of shredded cheese into the pan, arranging in a circle approximately 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Fry for 2-4 minutes, until the cheese is crispy and golden brown on the bottom.
  4. Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  5. Serve immediately while still crispy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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