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Christmas Cheese Ball


2 tablespoons: 125 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Minced fresh parsley, chopped pecans and paprika

  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir in the pecans, milk, olives, garlic and salt. Divide into thirds; roll each into a ball.

  2. Roll 1 ball in parsley and 1 in nuts. Sprinkle the third with paprika. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers

Original Recipe: Taste of Home

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