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Tex-Mex Jalapeno Cheese Ball

Tex-Mex Jalapeno Cheese Ball recipe
photo by:kraft
Cruising into potluck season, you might need a new cheese ball recipe. Fresh jalapeños, cilantro and red onions bring Tex-Mex flavor to the party.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4
cup  KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise
1/2
cup  chopped red onions
1
 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, minced
1/2
tsp.  ground cumin
3/4
cup  chopped fresh cilantro, divided

Make It

BEAT first 3 ingredients in medium bowl with mixer until blended.

ADD onions, peppers, cumin and 1/4 cup cilantro; mix well. Shape into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour.

ROLL in remaining cilantro until evenly coated.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and KRAFT Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise.
Note
For best results, do not chop the cilantro too finely - it's nice to be able to recognize the herb on the outside of the cheese ball.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
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