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Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe

Holiday Cheese Ball Recipe

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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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