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Cool 'n' Creamy Tuna Cheesecake

Cool 'n' Creamy Tuna Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can chunk-style tuna in oil (drained)
  • 1 (4 1/2 ounce) can chopped black olives
  • 1 cup Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover sides and bottom of an 8-inch springform pan with baking spray.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over very low heat; add green pepper and onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. In large mixing bowl, place dill weed, seasoned salt, black pepper, Cream cheese and sour cream. Beat with electric mixer 1 minute until well blended.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until mixture is smooth.
  6. Stir in tuna and black olives.
  7. Using spatula, fold in shredded Cheddar cheese.
  8. Pour creamy batter into springform pan.
  9. Place pan onto cookie sheet and bake one hour.
  10. Remove from oven and cool for one hour.
  11. Run knife between cheesecake and pan to loosen; release sides.
  12. Place cheesecake in refrigerator to cool.
  13. When ready to serve, cut cheesecake into six wedges. Garnish with small dollops of sour cream.

Yield: 6 servings

Complement your summer supper entrée with crusty bread and a fresh fruit mixture such as melon balls, grapes, berries, bananas or whatever is in season.

Recipe and photo credit: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin




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