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Party Cheese Ball Made Over

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24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture, 2 pieces celery and 5 crackers each

What are the secrets of this smart cheese ball makeover? Sharp cheddar cheese combines with smooth Neufchatel for better-for-you creaminess.

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  • Beat Neufchatel and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Add peppers, onions and mustard; mix well.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Shape into ball; roll in parsley. Serve with celery and crackers.

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Makeover - How We Did It

We saved 90 calories and 10g of fat, including 3.5g of saturated fat, per serving by coating the cheese ball with parsley instead of nuts, reducing the amount of cheese and using Neufchatel cheese and 2% Milk Cheddar instead of full-fat cheeses. Finally, we serve the cheese ball with RITZ Crackers with Whole Wheat.

Serving Suggestion

Cut the remaining red pepper into chunks and serve with the cheese ball.


Mix Neufchatel mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in parsley until evenly coated. Serve as directed.

Make Ahead

This flavorful cheese ball can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.


  • 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture, 2 pieces celery and 5 crackers each

Healthy Living

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Since this classic party favorite is made with better-for-you ingredients, it can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture, 2 pieces celery and 5 crackers each
Calories 130
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good and easy to make. Very good and easy to make. I served it with sourdough pretzels. Big hit with the family/friends.
Date published: 2011-04-07
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