Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe
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Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe

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Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee writes, "With its colorful flecks of green onion and pimiento, this cheese ball is great as a Christmas or New Year's appetizer. It can be made with fat-free cheeses without sacrificing the zesty Italian taste."
Recommended: Top 10 Cheese Balls
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Toasted French bread slices, assorted crackers and/or fresh vegetables

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 156 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve with toasted French bread slices, crackers and/or vegetables. Yield: 1 cheese ball.
Originally published as Holiday Cheese Ball in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p9

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bookmaus User ID: 6404226 205787
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This, and the Cheddar Broccoli Cheese Ball, was the first time I made a cheese ball. It was devoured in 45 minutes after I put it on the table."

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