Cheddar Veggie Torte
1-1/3 cups finely crushed multigrain crackers
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable garlic and herb cream cheese
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, mushrooms, onion and red pepper in oil until tender. Spoon over cheese.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in bacon. Pour over vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 16 servings.