I made this cheeseball for a scrapbooking night over the weekend and it’s a good thing there weren’t any leftovers because the stress of this morning would have resulted in me feasting on it. It’s just one of those recipes you can’t stop eating once you start. My friend Charlea gave me this recipe a few years back and I love the complex flavors. I suggest giving the ball the chance to sit overnight so the flavors can come together.
These cheese ball is perfect for parties! Cream cheese is the base but you spice it up with onion, olives, parsley and ham. My favorite appetizer!
8 oz cream cheese (I use low-fat)
1 Tb mayonnaise
2 T chopped black olives
2 tsp grated onion
1 Tb chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
ham, nuts, dried fruit, or herbs to roll in – about 1 cup total
In a medium bowl, mix together all the ingredients except for the ham. If it is hard to mix, allow the cheese to soften to room temperature.
Spread out plastic wrap on the countertop and sprinkle it with the chopped ha, nuts, fruit, or herbs. Place the cheese mixture in the center of the wrap and roll it around to form a ball and to cover with the ham. Refrigerate to firm-up the ball. The flavors are best if the ball has a chance to sit overnight before serving.
- Serving Size: 1/18
- Calories: 48
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 67 mg
- Fat: 4 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 9 mg
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