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Italian Cheese Balls

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Italian Cheese Balls
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 2
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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

Directions

  • 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.
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
)
Protein
2g
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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