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Holiday Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

1 cheese ball

Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee writes, "With its colorful flecks of green onion and pimiento, this cheese ball is great as a Christmas or New Year's appetizer. It can be made with fat-free cheeses without sacrificing the zesty Italian taste."

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Toasted French bread slices, assorted crackers and/or fresh vegetables

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Serve with toasted French bread slices, crackers and/or vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 156 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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