Mini Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls

Parties just wouldn’t be the same without cheese balls, and these minis pack a big flavor punch with smoked gouda, bacon and sundried tomatoes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 28

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
4
oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)
1/3
cup cooked real bacon bits or pieces (from a jar or package)
1/4
cup finely chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1
cup finely chopped pecans or 2/3 cup finely chopped parsley

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, Gouda cheese and bacon bits until well blended. Stir in tomatoes. Cover; refrigerate 45 to 60 minutes or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  • 2 Place pecans in small shallow bowl. Shape cheese mixture into 28 (1-inch) balls, about 2 teaspoons cheese mixture for each ball. Roll in pecans to coat.
  • 3 Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve (up to 24 hours).
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Mini Cheese Ball
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.