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Zippy Cheese Log

 Zippy Cheese Log
Due to popular demand, my pretty cheese log has become a tasty tradition at our women's Christmas brunch. As soon as the ladies try a bite, I start getting requests for the recipe.
28 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup small curd 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) Parmesan Italian salad dressing mix
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cottage cheese and salad dressing
  • mix until blended.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish with waxed paper.
  • Spread cheese mixture evenly in dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1
  • hour.
  • Remove waxed paper with cheese from dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons
  • parsley in a 13-in. x 1-in. strip 1/2 in. from one long edge.
  • Sprinkle ham over remaining cheese mixture.
  • Starting with parsley edge, carefully roll up jelly-roll style.
  • Combine walnuts and remaining parsley; roll log in parsley mixture.
  • Cut log in half; wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve
  • with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese logs (about 1-3/4 cups each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 56 calories,

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Zippy Cheese Log (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.