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Smoky Cheese Ball

Makes: 56 servings
Serving size: 1 tablespoon Yield: 3-1/2 cups spread
Prep 30 mins Chill 4 hrs to 24 hrs Stand 15 mins
Smoky Cheese Ball
Ingredients
  • 2 8  ounce package  cream cheese
  • 2  cups  finely shredded smoked cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda cheese
  • 1/2  cup  butter or margarine
  • 2  tablespoons  milk
  • 2  teaspoons  steak sauce
  • 1  cup  finely chopped nuts, toasted
  •  Assorted crackers
Directions

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 56,
  • cal. (kcal) 73,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Fat () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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