Gouda Cheese Tea Sandwiches (Only 4 ingredients!)

The easiest, party-perfect gouda canapes. Just 4 ingredients but Oh-so-good! @natashaskitchen

This tea sandwiches recipe is golden for parties where you don’t have much time but still want to impress your crew.  You don’t even have to toast the bread. I kept thinking about how I could jazz the tea sandwiches up (mostly for photography purposes) and I concluded they didn’t need anything more than a cute lil sprig of dill.

This canapé recipe was shared with me by a gal from church, Olga S., who made them for a party. I tried one (ok, it was more like 7, but I spread it out over the course of the party so no one would notice), and I loved them right away.

They have such great flavor; I wished I was in a room all by myself with these (for reasons that will remain unsaid). I asked Olga how she made them and she said it was easy; just French bread, mayo with a little garlic and smoked gouda. She wasn’t kidding about the easy part. I do love gouda. It’s a lovely smoky cheese that is nutty and sweet. Mmmm.

The easiest, party-perfect gouda canapes. Just 4 ingredients but Oh-so-good! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Easy Gouda Canapés:

1 long, slim and fresh French bread baguette
6-8 oz smoked gouda
3/4 cup mayo
1 large or 2 medium cloves garlic
a few small sprigs of dill for garnish, optional

Gouda Tea Sandwiches

How to Make Cheese Canapes/Crostini/Tea Sandwiches:

1. Cut baguette into 1/2″ thick slices. Finely grate cheese.

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2. Peel and grate garlic cloves into 3/4 cup mayo then stir to combine. Grating is better than pressing for these since you don’t run the risk of getting bigger strips of garlic in a bite. It also lets out more flavor to grate them in.

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3. Spread a thin-ish layer (not too gimpy now) of mayo over each bread slice. Finely grate gouda cheese on the smaller holes of the grater. Add a generous pinch of cheese over each canape and garnish with dill if desired. The dill makes them look fancy and adds nice flavor at the same time.

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The easiest, party-perfect gouda canapes. Just 4 ingredients but Oh-so-good! @natashaskitchen

Gouda Tea Sandwiches (Only 4 ingredients!)

5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This recipe is golden for parties where you don't have much time but still want to impress your crew. You don't even have to toast the bread. I do love gouda. It's a lovely smoky cheese that is nutty and sweet. Mmmm.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$9
Servings: 25 -30 canapes

Ingredients

  • 1 long slim and fresh French bread baguette
  • 6-8 oz smoked gouda
  • 3/4 cup mayo
  • 1 large or 2 medium cloves garlic
  • A few small sprigs of dill for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Cut baguette into 1/2" thick slices. Finely grate cheese.
  2. Peel and grate garlic cloves into 3/4 cup mayo then stir to combine. Grating is better than pressing for these since you don't run the risk of getting bigger strips of garlic in a bite. It also lets out more flavor to grate them in.
  3. Spread a thin-ish layer (not too gimpy now) of mayo over each bread slice. Finely grate gouda cheese on the smaller holes of the grater. Add a generous pinch of cheese over each canapé and garnish with dill if desired. The dill makes them look fancy and adds nice flavor at the same time.

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The easiest, party-perfect gouda canapes. Just 4 ingredients but Oh-so-good! @natashaskitchen

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  • Angela
    December 15, 2018

    Thank you for this. I’ve made it several times over the past couple of years, and I’m making it today for my daughter’s 10th birthday…her request. 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Happy birthday to your daughter!! Reply

  • Mari
    November 19, 2018

    Can I make these the night before (24 hours in advance)? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2018

      They can be done a few hours ahead. 🙂 Just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. I wouldn’t recommend 24 hours ahead of time. Reply

  • Tami Pet
    November 21, 2017

    I make mine the way my mom made them:
    Toast
    or shallow fry the bread slices using a bit of (unrefined:) sunflower oil until golden brown and delish. Rub the galic clove on both sides of each slice(since the bread is crispy, it will act as a rasp), spread a bit of mayo and shave any good cheese over. the mayo and cheese milt a little bit because the bread is still warm… yum
    It’s a go to when a snack craving hits:)
    Try it this way, you won’t go back Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2017

      That sure sounds awesome with the cheese! yum!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Sam
    December 19, 2015

    Can you make these a few hours ahead of time? Or do they need to be done fresh. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2015

      They can be done a few hours ahead. That would be fine 🙂 Just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Reply

  • Valeriya
    April 1, 2015

    Loved this! I bought the same kind of cheese, just not smoked. I wonder if it will taste as good. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 1, 2015

      I actually haven’t tried a non-smoked gouda, but I imagine it would still taste great. Reply

      • Valeriya
        April 1, 2015

        I will make these tonight and will let you know:) Reply

      • Valeriya
        April 1, 2015

        I will make these tonight and will let you know:) Reply

    • Larisa
      August 6, 2018

      Simple but soo Delicious!!! Thanks again for making our lives easier when it comes to having guests over! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        August 6, 2018

        You’re welcome Larisa! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Katie L
    December 1, 2014

    Made these and then put them in preheated oven for few minutes and it’s sooooo good !:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 1, 2014

      Oooh that’s great to know! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    November 29, 2014

    I made this for Thanksgiving and loved it! It’s officially my favorite type of sandwich and it’s cheap and super simple to make! Thanks for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 29, 2014

      I’m so happy you loved them! Thanks so much for a great review 🙂 Reply

  • November 24, 2014

    I love these sandwiches! We usually add boiled and grated egg underneath the cheesy goodness, it’s also very good 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2014

      Ooh I love that idea too! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • November 24, 2014

    Love these sandwiches! I add cream cheese into mayo and tomatoes on top 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2014

      There are so many variations! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Dasha
    November 24, 2014

    How delightful it is to sit there and watch people constantly reach for “my” creation. The gouda I used was a golden color.
    Just the mayo with the garlic was enough to get people to say “Ya lublu etu temu”. ^-^ Definitely worth remaking. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2014

      Thank you so much for the great review! I’m so happy you all enjoyed them! 🙂 Reply

  • Vika
    November 22, 2014

    Ooh… I must try these! Looks yummy 🙂
    And by the way, you look so beautiful with the new hair cut! I love it!! And I’m right behind ya as far as becoming an official “adult” :/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 22, 2014

      Thank you so much Vika :). The adult age gets pushed back more and more as I get older. 18 year olds are babies as far as I’m concerned. lol. Although I got married at 18 ;). Reply

  • M
    November 18, 2014

    These turned out amazing! Super easy but super tasty! I actually ate half the batch myself, couldn’t resist! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 18, 2014

      I warned ya! I couldn’t stop at just one either! 🙂 I’m so happy you liked the recipe 🙂 Thanks M! Reply

  • November 17, 2014

    This looks so simple, I love Simple!! Really neat idea, we love gouda cheese! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 17, 2014

      Thanks so much. The simplest recipes are sometimes the best! 🙂 Reply

  • Vera
    November 17, 2014

    Looks beautiful. Very elegant. Not sure about the taste, will have to try it this week. Great job. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 17, 2014

      It’s so simple but tastes wonderful! You won’t be able to stop at just one 🙂 Let me know how you liked them! Reply

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