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Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

“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 YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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