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Chili Cheese Ball Spread Recipe

Chili Cheese Ball Spread Recipe

“Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I was growing up. Now, I enjoy serving it at my own parties and at potlucks.” Jerrie Denson - Hobbs, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Chili powder
  • Assorted crackers


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, pecans and garlic salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Shape into a ball. Coat completely with chili powder. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3 cups).

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 96 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 291 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.