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Surprise Cheese Ball

Ramen noodles are the secret ingredient in this savory appetizer. This is great to take to school functions, church fellowships and family holiday gatherings. If you’re in a hurry, don’t form it into a ball. Simply serve it right away as a spread for crackers. —Phyllis Stanley, Avery, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 cheese ball (2-1/2 cups)


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 package (3 ounces) chicken ramen noodles
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese, onions and contents of seasoning mix from ramen noodles; beat until fluffy. Finely crush the noodles. Add noodles and pecans to cream cheese mixture; mix well. Shape into a ball; roll in parsley. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 83 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Dec 5, 2011

    I thought this was OK, but not great; a little bland for my taste.

  • Heelan
    Mar 26, 2011

    No comment left

  • jayla50
    Sep 23, 2009

    I made this, but I used 2 8 oz. pkgs. of cream cheese. 2 oz. would not set up enough to make a ball. What is the correct amount?