No one will guess this is a better-for-you version of the classic cheese ball! The secret? Light cheese and chopped parsley instead of nuts for the coating.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 24 Servings
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2 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Light Mozza-Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp. finely chopped red peppers
1 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions
2 tsp. Heinz Dijon Mustard
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
12 stalks celery, cut crosswise into quarters
Ritz Crackers with Whole Wheat
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How do I make it ?
Beat cream cheese spread and shredded cheese in small bowl with mixer until well blended.
Add next 3 ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Shape into ball; roll in parsley. Serve with celery and crackers.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Cut the remaining red pepper into chunks; serve with the cheese ball.
Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in parsley until evenly coated. Serve as directed.
Refrigerate any leftovers up to 5 days. Use as a sandwich spread. Or, add to hot steamed broccoli florets and toss to coat for a quick cheese sauce.
Cheese ball can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.
Makeover - How We Did It
We've taken a favourite dip recipe and made it over by using light cheeses, eliminating the nuts and using whole wheat crackers. These changes will save 80 calories and 9 grams of total fat, including 4.5 grams of saturated fat, per serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 5 g
Saturated fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 3 g
Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.