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HyVee Tailgate Tips: Feta Cheesecake

Midco Sports Network and the seven Sioux Falls Hy-Vee Stores have teamed up to provide Hy-Vee Tailgate Tips throughout the 2015-2016 sports season. During every home SDSU and USD broadcast, on Midco SN, a Sioux Falls area Hy-Vee Chef will prepare something you can create for your guests when you watch the game.

You don't have to be a pastry chef to easily make this cheesecake. Savory feta cheese mixes with garlic, olives and bacon in this appetizer.

Feta cheesecake

Cheesecake

  • 1lb softened cream cheese
  • 8oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 4oz can of chopped black olives
  • 2oz diced bacon
  • 1t Italian seasoning
  • 1/2t black pepper
  • 1/4t garlic powder

Crust:

  • 1.5 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Mix crust ingredients together and press into the bottom of the pan.

In a mixing bowl, blend cheeses and seasonings at a low speed until well mixed. Slowly add eggs one at a time until incorporated. Fold olives and green onions into the batter.

Bake in a preheated oven for 40 minutes until center is set and slightly domed. Allow to completely cool before cutting. May also be stored covered in a refrigerator overnight and sliced the next day. Garnish with any savory crackers, tomato or peppers.

Download the recipe.

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