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Party Cheese Ball Made Over

01:15:00 Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each.
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Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

Makes 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.

Variation

Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in parsley until evenly coated. Serve as directed.

Creative Leftovers

Refrigerate any leftovers up to 5 days. Use as a sandwich spread. Or, add to hot steamed broccoli florets and toss to coat for a quick cheese sauce.

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

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

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Nutrition Bonus

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

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 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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