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Italian Cheese Balls

Enjoy these yummy cheese balls with low-fat crackers or crisp breadsticks – a delicious appetizer ready in 40 minutes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
(8-oz.) pkg. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3
cup sliced green onions
1/2
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
(2-oz.) jar sliced pimientos, drained
1/2
cup chopped fresh parsley

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Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, combine all ingredients except pimientos and parsley; blend well.* Stir in pimientos. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Shape mixture into 2 balls; roll each in parsley. Serve immediately, or wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with low-fat crackers or crisp breadsticks.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine all ingredients except pimientos and parsley; blend well.* Stir in pimientos. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Shape mixture into 2 balls; roll each in parsley. Serve immediately, or wrap each ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time. Serve with low-fat crackers or crisp breadsticks.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

* Mixture can be prepared in food processor. Combine all ingredients except pimientos and parsley in bowl with metal blade. Cover; process until smooth. Add pimientos; process just until combined. Place in large bowl. Continue as directed above.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
30
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.