Greek Cheese Balls Recipe

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Greek Cheese Balls Recipe
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Greek Cheese Balls Recipe

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This quick, easy party pleaser is best served with crackers, pita chips or pita bread cut in wedges.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the feta cheese, olives, cucumber, red peppers and pepper. Shape into two balls; roll in walnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2-1/4 cups each).
Originally published as Greek Cheese Balls in Country December/January 2010, p51

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 107 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Assorted crackers
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in the feta cheese, olives, cucumber, red peppers and pepper. Shape into two balls; roll in walnuts. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2-1/4 cups each).
Originally published as Greek Cheese Balls in Country December/January 2010, p51

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kennedy22@hotmail.com User ID: 5774466 93382
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"A keeper... served with pita chips and it was gone!!!! Only change I made was to roll it in pecans because the kids prefer them... but they loved it!! Thanks!!"

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