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Savory Cheese Ball

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball recipe. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, blue cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in olives and chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
To Make Pumpkin Shape: Using a knife, score vertical lines along the outside of the ball; insert a broccoli stem into the top.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 145 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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