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Celebration Cheese Balls Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Shawna Beeler

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Base:
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced

Pine Nut-Pesto Cheese Ball
2 tbsp. prepared pesto
2 tbsp. minced fresh basil
2 tbsp. + 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted, divided

Horseradish-Bacon Cheese Ball
2 tbsp prepared horseradish
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
1 green onion, finely chopped

Salsa Cheese Ball
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tbsp. minced seeded jalapeņo pepper

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and garlic until blended. Divide into three portions.
For Pine Nut-Pesto Cheese Ball: In a small boil, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture and pesto until blended. Stir in basil. Chop 2 tbsp. pine nuts; stir into cheese mixture. Shape into a ball; roll in remaining pine nuts. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
For Horseradish-Bacon Cheese Ball: In a small bow, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture and horseradish until blended. Stir in bacon and onion. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
For Salsa Cheese Ball: In a small bowl, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture, tomato paste and salt until blended. Stir in cilantro, onion and jalapeņo. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
Cheese Balls can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. Serve with crackers.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3 Cheese Balls

 

 

 

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