Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I have been making this appetizer every xmas for years...I got this recipe originally out of an old Southern Living magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf baguette
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup mayonnaise or 12 cup salad dressing
  • 1 (2/3 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
  • 12 cup swiss cheese, shredded
  • Garnishes

  • quartered cucumber, sliced
  • finely chopped sweet red pepper


  1. Slice baguette into 36 (1/4 to 1/2 inch) slices; place, cut side down, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Combine cream cheese and next 3 ingredients; spread mixture evenly on bread slices.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Christmas or not (in this case it was NOT!) these are wonderful little tasties! I made the whole batch & took to a park-wide potluck for all to enjoy, & they did! Will be doing this one several times during the year as they will enhance my finger food buffet, just as they would anyone's! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the current Pick A Chef event]

Sydney Mike April 15, 2010

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