Mini Mexican Cheese Balls

Mini Mexican Cheese Balls

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

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

75

cheese

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
  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.
Makes 75 cheese balls
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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.
Some of the more exotic ingredients in this recipe can be found in specialty stores and some large supermarkets.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cheese Ball)
  • Calories 60
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.