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Greek Cheese Balls Recipe
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Greek Cheese Balls Recipe

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This quick, easy party pleaser is best served with crackers, pita chips or pita bread cut in wedges.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 107 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the feta cheese, olives, cucumber, red peppers and pepper. Shape into two balls; roll in walnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2-1/4 cups each).
Originally published as Greek Cheese Balls in Country December/January 2010, p51

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 107 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

A keeper... served with pita chips and it was gone!!!! Only change I made was to roll it in pecans because the kids prefer them... but they loved it!! Thanks!!

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