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Italian Cheese Balls

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

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

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

* 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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