Party Cheese Ball Made Over

20  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each.


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Party Cheese Ball Made Over Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (250 g each) brick light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded light mozzarella-cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 stalks celery, cut crosswise into quarters
  •  Ritz Crackers with Whole Wheat

Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Tips

Serving SuggestionCut the remaining red pepper into chunks; serve with the cheese ball.

Make AheadCheese ball can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving.

Makeover - How We Did ItWe'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.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) spread, 2 pieces celery (10 g) and 2 crackers (7 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 80 
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Saturated fat 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 6 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 2 %DV

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