Olive Cheese Ball
8 ounce package cream cheese
ounces blue cheese, crumbled
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup chopped pitted ripe olives, well drained (one 4-1/2-ounce can)
tablespoons snipped fresh chives
cup coarsely chopped walnuts or almonds, toasted
Fresh parsley (optional)
Assorted crackers or apple slices
- Place cream cheese, blue cheese, and butter or margarine in a large bowl; let stand until room temperature. Beat cheeses and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in olives and chives. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Shape mixture into a ball; cover and chill until serving time. To serve, roll in nuts. Let stand for 15 minutes. If desired, garnish with parsley. Serve with assorted crackers or apple slices. Makes 3 cups (forty-eight 1-tablespoon servings).
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare cheeseball, except do not roll in nuts; cover and chill up to 24 hours before rolling in nuts and serving.
Nutrition Facts(Olive Cheese Ball)
- Per serving:
- 50 kcal cal.,
- 5 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 11 mg chol.,
- 106 mg sodium,
- 1 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 2 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet