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Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1-1/2 cups

"My husband and I and our friends from church love to dig into this creamy, savory cheese ball," says Shelby Finger of Hickory, North Carolina. "It's an appealing addition to any snack buffet."


  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 8 slices (3/4 ounce each) fat-free sharp cheddar cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup minced fully cooked lean ham
  • Fresh vegetables or reduced-fat crackers


  1. In a bowl, beat the cheeses. Add onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; mix well. Shape into a ball and roll in ham. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with vegetables or crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 24 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 lean meat.

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