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Party Cheese Ball
Party Cheese Ball

Party Cheese Ball

3 Hr(s) 15 Min(s) (incl. refrigerating)
15 Min(s) Prep
3 Hr(s) Cook
Impress all of your guests with a delicious Party Cheese Ball. Known to frequent holiday open houses, this creamy Party Cheese Ball with a nutty exterior is usually the first dish to disappear from the appetizer table!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
1 Tbsp. chopped red bell peppers
1 tsp. lemon juice
dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
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Let's Make It
1
Beat cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended.
2
Add all remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well.
3
Refrigerate several hours.
4
Shape into ball; roll in nuts.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Prepare by reducing the amount of Cheddar cheese to 1/2 cup and using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. In addition, coat the cheese ball with chopped fresh parsley instead of chopped nuts.
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Serve this cheese spread on special occasions with round buttery crackers and/or cut-up celery.
Tip 3
Variation
Substitute pimentos for the red bell peppers and/or toasted chopped slivered almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the nuts.
Tip 4
Variation
Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Serve as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
130
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 135mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
3%
Sugars less than 1g
2%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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