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Mini Mexican Cheese Balls

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

Mini cheese balls with a Mexican flair pair perfectly with tortilla chips. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cheese Ball
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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