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Savory Cheese Ball Recipe

Savory Cheese Ball Recipe

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, blue cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in olives and chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in walnuts. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 120 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.