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Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe
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Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

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“I was inspired to come up with this recipe when I was asked to bring an appetizer for a party. Everyone loved it!” Cinde Ryan - Gig Harbor, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 122 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add feta cheese and dressing mix; mix well. Shape into a ball.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, bacon and dill weed; roll cheese ball in Parmesan mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Festive Feta Cheese Ball in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p50

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 122 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This is so easy and tastes wonderful! My daughter made the cheese ball for a Thanksgiving appetizer and had many compliments and requests for the recipe! One guest requested a take out container for the couple of tablespoons left over!"

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"An all time favorite!"

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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"this is a wonderful and easy recipe, all 4 of my kids loved it! It is a Christmas keeper!!!"

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Very good recipe. Definitely a remake recipe!"

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"I substituted crumbled blue cheese for the feta and spread the mixture into a pie plate rather than making a ball out of it. My husband and father loved it!"

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