Party Cheese Ball Made Over

75 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each
Recipe By
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(3) 1 Review
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each

No one will guess this is a better-for-you version of the classic cheese ball! The secret? Light cheese and chopped parsley instead of nuts for the coating.

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Make It

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  • Beat cream cheese spread and shredded cheese in small bowl with mixer until well blended.
  • Add next 3 ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Shape into ball; roll in parsley. Serve with celery and crackers.

Serving Suggestion

Cut the remaining red pepper into chunks; serve with the cheese ball.

Make Ahead

Cheese ball can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.

Makeover - How We Did It

We've taken a favourite dip recipe and made it over by using light cheeses, eliminating the nuts and using whole wheat crackers. These changes will save 80 calories and 9 grams of total fat, including 4.5 grams of saturated fat, per serving.

Servings

  • 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each

Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 0.5 Fats

Nutrition Bonus

This tasty spread, served with celery and crackers, can be part of a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 80
% Daily Value
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • pat |

    cost is too much. 2 pkg of cream cheese is $6. plus cheese. cheaper to buy one already made

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