Parmesan Cheese Ball

Your guests will want the recipe for this cheesy spread filled with crunchy nuts, chopped onion and garlic flavor. The chopped nut coating makes a good thing even better.

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
coarsely chopped nuts

Directions

Stir together all ingredients except coarsely chopped nuts until well blended. Shape into ball; roll in coarsely chopped nuts.

Wrap cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 8 hours
Standing Time: 30 minutes

Additional Information

Make a stunning presentation by sprinkling the cheese ball with chopped fresh parsley. Place cheese spread on a pretty serving platter, and surround it with a variety of crackers so guests can choose what they like. Try one of the cracker variety packs containing several types of crackers in one box.

Add about 2 teaspoons of a favorite dried herb-basil works especially well-to the cheese mixture for an extra layer of flavor.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 205 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19 g (Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 45 mg; Sodium 310 mg; Total Carbohydrate 3 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Protein 6 g; Exchanges: 2 Fat

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