Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

What a twist to an all time favorite! I make cheese balls all the time as you can make them before head when you are awaiting a crowd or have hungry guests dropping in without knowing beforehand. Sometimes neither me and nor DH feel for cooking, then we just sit down, i chop up some apples, carrots and find some crackers or nice bread and we enjoy some really fast dinner which still makes you feel good. The bananas give this cheeseball a slightly sweet taste which is though not over whelming as there are lots of spices too. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I can recommend to serve it with salted crackers or, if you like it to bee more filling, with dark, freshly baked rye bread. Note: Cooking time does not include chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soften the cream cheese in your mixer or food processor.
  2. Add salt, roasted garlic and thyme and beat until well blended.
  3. Stir inn the chopped up banana, green onion and cheddar cheese.
  4. Blend in 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Shape into ball and roll in the remaining walnuts.
  7. Decorate with fresh thyme leaves if you like.
  8. Serve and enjoy.
Most Helpful

This was a fantastic cheese ball! I never had a banana mixed in with a cheese ball, but here it worked out wonderfully, and it blended in extremely well. I don't think i would change a thing, as none of the ingredients overpowered any of the others. And it was so pretty to see the colour of the thyme mix with the colour of the walnuts, too.

Studentchef March 06, 2010