Party Cheese Ball

4.7
(89) 75 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
15
min.
Servings

24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Known to frequent holiday open houses, this creamy cheese ball appetizer with a nutty exterior doesn't stick around long.

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Make It

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  • Beat cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  • Shape into ball; roll in nuts. Serve with RITZ Crackers.

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.

Substitute

Substitute pimentos for the red bell peppers and/or toasted chopped PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the nuts.

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.

Servings

  • 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 130
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 135mg
Carbohydrate 2g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* 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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  • Stylesisme | Sun, Nov 16 2014 12:28 PM

  • carolannie1 | Sat, Nov 8 2014 10:02 AM

    I make this for Holiday get togethers,or any time a group of us gets together. It is a family favorite! Sometimes I add garlic powder and a little hot sauce, to spice it up, but it is good just as written. Highly recommend!

  • powerwoman17 | Fri, Apr 11 2014 1:52 AM

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