Greek Cheese Balls

Greek Cheese Balls

Bring a cheese ball down to size for a unique snack. These Mediterranean minis will be the talk of the buffet table.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

30

servings

3/4
cup chopped walnuts
3
tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
package (4 oz) crumbled tomato-basil feta cheese (1 cup)
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup pitted kalamata olives
1/4
cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
1
bag (5 oz) baked no-trans-fat garlic pita chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased shallow pan, place walnuts. Bake 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  2. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Spread on sheet of waxed paper; mix with oregano.
  3. In food processor, place cream cheese, feta cheese and mayonnaise. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses 20 to 30 seconds or until well mixed. Add olives and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts. Process by pulsing 4 or 5 times until chopped and mixed. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  4. Using 1 teaspoon for each, shape cheese mixture into 60 balls. Roll in walnut-oregano mixture to cover. Place in tightly covered container. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm. Serve with pita chips.
Makes 30 servings (2 cheese balls and 2 pita chips each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
When time is short, make one large cheese ball or log instead of individual balls.
Instead of walnuts, try pecans. Toast as directed in step 1.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 120mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.