Fresh Basil-Wrapped Cheese Balls

Fresh Basil-Wrapped Cheese Balls

Three kinds of cheese wrapped in fresh basil leaves make a wonderful cheese ball appetizer recipe in just 45 minutes!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

24

appetizers

1/2
cup mascarpone cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 oz)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/8
teaspoon pepper
24
fresh basil leaves (2 to 2 1/2 inches long)
  1. In small bowl, mix cheeses and pepper until blended. Cover; refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  2. For each appetizer, shape 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture into a ball; roll slightly to form an oval, about 1 inch long. Place on wide end of basil leaf; roll up. Roll leaf and cheese between fingers to form an oval. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture and basil leaves.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate no longer than 24 hours.
Makes 24 appetizers
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Substitution
Four ounces of cream cheese, softened, can be substituted for the mascarpone.
Success Hint
If the basil leaves are not the correct size, just chop them and roll the cheese balls in them rather than covering each ball with a whole leaf.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 20
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 55mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.