Cheese Ball

Enjoy crackers with these cheese balls for a tasty appetizer.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese
3/4
cup crumbled blue, Gorgonzola or feta cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
cup chopped fresh parsley
Assorted crackers, if desired

  • 1 Place cheeses in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes or until softened. Beat onion and Worcestershire sauce into cheeses with electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently, until fluffy. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours until firm enough to shape into a ball.
  • 2 Shape cheese mixture into 1 large ball. Roll in parsley; place on serving plate. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

For 3 grams of fat and 65 calories per serving, use fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.