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Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1 tablespoon diced green pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Chopped pecans, toasted
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Shape into two balls; roll in pecans. Cover and chill. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (1-1/2 cups each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 70 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.