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Deb’s Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2-1/2 cups

Plenty of herbs blend with four kinds of cheese for this scrumptious spread. Using reduced-fat ingredients makes it a little lighter. —Deb Lavengood, New Palestine, Indiana
Deb's Cheese Ball Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan and Romano cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped leek (white portion only)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in cheeses, leek, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, chives, pepper flakes, onion powder, seasoned salt, oregano and 1 teaspoon minced parsley.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Shape into a ball and roll in walnuts and remaining parsley; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour longer. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 84 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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