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Smoky Cheese Ball

Smoked cheddar and steak sauce add a depth to this nut-covered cheese ball. Smoked gouda is a great substitute in this easy party appetizer.

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  • Makes: 56 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Yields: 3-1/2 cups spread
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 4 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Stand: 15 mins

Smoky Cheese Ball



  1. Let cream cheese, shredded cheese, and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and steak sauce; beat until fluffy. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  2. Shape mixture into a ball; roll in nuts. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers. Makes 3-1/2 cups spread (56, 1-tablespoon servings).

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare as above, except do not roll in nuts. Wrap cheese ball in moisture- and vapor-proof plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw the cheese ball in refrigerator overnight. Roll in nuts. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Smoky Cheese Ball)

    Per serving:
  • 73 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 17 mg chol.,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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