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Parmesan Truffles

 Parmesan Truffles
These individual Parmesan cheese balls start with a base of whipping cream and garlic. Rolling them in minced parsley lends a festive holiday color.
36 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling


  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese and/or minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large saucepan, bring cream and garlic just to a boil, stirring
  • occasionally. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese, 1/2 cup at a time,
  • until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl; cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Shape into 3/4-in.
  • balls; roll in additional cheese and/or parsley. Serve with
  • crackers. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 truffle (calculated without crackers and additional cheese) equals 37 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.