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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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