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Mexican Cheese Ball

Mexican Cheese Ball
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

This Mexican Cheese Ball is great for holiday get-togethers and can easily be made ahead of time! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheri Liefeld Cheri Liefeld
August 15, 2016

Ingredients

2
(8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1
(4-oz) can of Old El Paso™ diced green chiles, drained
1
(1-oz) package Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1/4
cup sliced green onions (about 2 green onions)
1
teaspoon lime juice
1
cup crushed tortilla chips (about 3 cups whole)
Tortillas chips and sliced red and green bell pepper for serving

Steps

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  • 1
    In a food processor, add the cream cheese, shredded cheese, diced green chilies, taco seasoning, green onions, and lime juice. Pulse well until ingredients are completely combined.
  • 2
    Line a bowl with plastic wrap. Spoon the mixture on top of the plastic wrap and wrap completely forming a ball.
  • 3
    Chill in the fridge (or the freezer for faster chilling) for at least an hour until ball is firm.
  • 4
    In a food processor, crush chips until fine.
  • 5
    Unroll ball from plastic wrap and roll in the crushed chips. Cut slices with a knife and serve with chips and bell peppers.

Expert Tips

  • This can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer.
  • For an extra holiday flair, add about 1/4 cup of cilantro to the chips and pulse it together until fine.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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