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Mini Mexican Cheese Balls

Mini cheese balls with a Mexican flair pair perfectly with tortilla chips.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 75

Basic Cheese Ball Ingredients

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
package (10 to 11 oz) chèvre (goat) cheese, softened
1
teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Flavor Stir-Ins

3
cups crumbled queso fresco cheese
1 1/2
teaspoons ancho chile powder
2
tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
6
tablespoons chopped green onions (6 medium)

Coating

1 1/2
cups finely chopped pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Serve-With, If Desired

Tortilla chips

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, beat Basic Cheese Ball Ingredients with electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment on medium speed until combined.
  • 2 Stir in Flavor Stir-Ins. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls on cooking parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. Shape each into 1-inch ball.
  • 3 If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month. Roll balls in chopped pepitas to coat before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, as desired.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If not using immediately, shape the cheese balls, cover and refrigerate up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month. Allow cheese balls to thaw in the refrigerator before rolling in the coating and serving.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Nutrition information is calculated at the time recipes are created. We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations.
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