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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 139.9
  • Total Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.0 mg
  • Sodium: 267.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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Basic Cheese Ball

Submitted by: BUDGETMOM
Basic Cheese Ball

Introduction

Only makes 4 servings - double or tripple for a crowd Only makes 4 servings - double or tripple for a crowd
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1/2 pkg. lowfat cream cheese (1/2 cup)
    1/2 C. Kroger 2% shredded lowfat cheese
    1/2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce or liquid smoke
    dash onion powder and garlic powder (optional)
    finely chopped parsley - to taste
    1/4 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)

Tips

Serve with whole wheat crackers and assorted bell peppers. Apples and cubed pineapple also go nicely with this.


Directions

Combine all ingredients except nuts and shape into a ball using wet hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until quite firm. Unwrap and roll ball in chopped nuts. Serve with an assortment of crackers, veggies and fruit.



*Notes: Now, that's just the basics. You can make a variety of flavors by changing up the cheese you use. use your imagination and your taste to guide you, but some favorites of mine are: Swiss Almond (using shredded Swiss and rolling in sliced almonds.) Hot Pepper (using hot or super hot pepper cheese, adding a dash of hot pepper sauce and 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper) Smoked Cheddar Pecan (using smoked cheddar, or medium cheddar and a drop or two of liquid smoke)






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