Celebration Cheese Balls

Recipe by internetnut
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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 3
YIELD: 1 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Basic Cheese Ball
  • 16
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • Pine Nut-Pesto Cheese Ball
  • 2
    tablespoons pine nuts and basil (prepared Pesto, Food.com wouldn't allow)
  • 2
    tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2
    tablespoons pine nuts, toasted plus 1/2 cup, divided
  • Horseradish-Bacon Cheese Ball
  • 2
    tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 12
    cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1
    green onion, finely chopped
  • Salsa Cheese Ball
  • 2
    tablespoons tomato paste
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1
    tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1
    tablespoon minced seeded jalopeno pepper
  • assorted cracker
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and garlic until blended. Divide into three portions.
  • Pine Nut-Pesto Cheeseball: In a small mixing bowl, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture and pesto until blended. Stir in basil. Chop 2 tablespoons pine nuts; stir into cheese mixture. Shape into a ball; roll in remaining pine nuts. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
  • Horseradish-Bacon Cheeseball: In a small mixing bowl, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture and horseradish until blended. Stir in bacon and onion. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
  • Salsa Cheeseball: In a small mixing bowl, beat one portion of cream cheese mixture, tomato paste and salt until blended. Stir in the cilantro, onion and jalapeno. Shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Serve with crackers.
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