Havarti Cheese Ball

Made ahead and tucked in the freezer, cheeseballs become almost instant nibbles!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 28

1
package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup shredded Havarti cheese (2 ounces)
1/3
cup crumbled feta cheese (1 1/2 ounces)
1
tablespoon dry white wine or milk
3/4
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2
medium green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/3
cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
Melba toast rounds or other crackers, if desired

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except almonds and toast rounds with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl frequently, until fluffy.
  • 2 Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm enough to shape. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in almonds. Serve with toast rounds.

Expert Tips

This is a great recipe to double. Serve one cheese ball right away, and keep the other on hand for impromptu entertaining. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 week. Cheese ball can be tightly wrapped and frozen up to 2 months. About 1 hour before serving, unwrap cheese ball and let stand at room temperature to thaw. Or thaw loosely wrapped cheese ball in refrigerator at least 8 hours.

To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350ºF oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
55
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.