Cheese Ball

By edvel54

This cheese ball combines cheddar and cream cheese to make an appetizer that everyone will love.

Cheese Ball
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, low-fat

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, fat-free

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1/2 cup parsley, fresh, chopped

Directions
  1. Bring cheddar cheese, cream cheese and butter to room temperature; place in a medium bowl. Add milk, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce to cheese; beat with an electric mixer until combined. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. To serve, shape mixture into one single ball or 8 small balls, as desired. Snip parsley from stems; roll cheese ball(s) in snipped parsley. Serve with whole wheat crackers or raw vegetables. Chill 4 hours


Nutritional Facts

Servings
10
Calories
50
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
2.5 g
Saturated Fat
1.5 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
200 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
Dietary Fiber
0g

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15 replies

almostlate
almostlate 2013-05-10 22:33:36 -0500 Report

My daughter has been making this for years. It's wonderful! Now it's nice to know the nutrition facts. I had no idea this could be a healthy choice for diabetics. Thanks for sharing!

Laura592013
Laura592013 2013-05-08 18:02:04 -0500 Report

Great for the holidays or any party or get to gether! Thank-you i love to entertain and this will be one of my favorites!!!!

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-11-29 07:53:39 -0600 Report

We do these for office parties a lot. Like Gabby says, one iin parsley and one in paprika, but I use smoked Spanish paprika.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-11-29 06:21:55 -0600 Report

Oh, and a fun tip for Christmas parties. Roll one in the parsley (green) and one in paprika (red)

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-11-29 06:20:41 -0600 Report

This is great for the holidays. I have a recipe that is different from this one, so it will be nice to have both for some variety. I don't get the butter idea either, so I will leave that out. Other than that, the spice of the hot sauce should be nice. Maybe I will add a little banana peppers to it.

margokittycat
margokittycat 2011-12-28 10:31:18 -0600 Report

In Cheese Ball recipes they all say add butter. However they can be made without the butter and it does not change the flavor or the durability of the cheese ball I did 10 different cheese balls for christmas and did not use butter in any of them and they were awsome. It will cut back on a few calories as well. You can use tofu in place of the cheeses, and still use the other ingredients without having to use ginger.

M I, w
M I, w 2011-06-09 14:45:58 -0500 Report

Have a neice that can't do dairy..How would tofu work for the dairy maybe with ginger peices>>pickled ginger??
Why are you adding the extra butter to cream cheese and reg cheese??

edvel54
edvel54 2011-06-08 16:35:02 -0500 Report

The milk I forgot to add on the recipe, Just enough to make it pliable 1/8 to 1/4 cup