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Easy Cheese Ball

Easy Cheese Ball

WebMD Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 8-ounce package
    light cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons
    low trans-fat margarine, with 8 g of fat per tablespoon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    instant cheddar cheese sauce mix, (use the envelope from a macaroni and cheese mix, or cheddar cheese powder from the store's spice section)
  • 1 cup
    reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons
    fresh parsley, finely chopped, or 3/4 teaspoon dried
  • 2 tablespoons
    green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup
    walnuts or pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. Put cream cheese, margarine, cheddar cheese powder, cheddar cheese, lemon juice, parsley, and green onion in small food processor bowl. Process until nicely blended. Put chopped nuts into a shallow bowl.
  2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball or log using clean hands, then roll it in the chopped nuts. Wrap well with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with lower-fat, higher-fiber crackers.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 12 servings
  • Calories92
  • Protein5 g
  • Carbohydrates2 g
    • Dietary fiber0.2 g
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat3.3 g
  • Cholesterol14 mg
  • Sodium147 mg
  • Calories from Fat69%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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