I like to pair this rich, nutty spread with a variety of crackers, but my best friend swears it tastes best with garlic bread. Give the cheese ball extra color with a sprinkling of fresh parsley.—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 jar (6 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
- 6 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts, divided
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
- 1 green onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced roasted garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Assorted crackers, fresh vegetables or sliced apples
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in artichokes, 4 tablespoons walnuts, feta cheese, Romano cheese, green onion, garlic and pepper until blended. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
- Shape cheese mixture into a ball; place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with parsley and remaining walnuts. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Artichoke-Walnut Cheese Ball in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014