Mini Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

28

mini

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).
Makes 28 mini cheese balls

Nutrition Information:

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