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This goat cheese ball is an easy fix for last-minute entertaining. Roll the cheese in snipped herbs and cracked pepper for a treat with zing.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Marty Baldwin

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
chill:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a shallow dish combine 1 tablespoon of the chives, 1 tablespoon of the basil, and the parsley; set aside. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and goat cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining 2 tablespoons chives, remaining 2 tablespoons basil, the pepper, and garlic. Form into a ball.

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  • Roll ball in herb mixture. Wrap and chill cheese ball for 4 to 24 hours. Makes twelve 2-tablespoon servings.

Dried Beef Cheese Ball:

Prepare as above, except omit basil and parsley. Beat 2 ounces chopped dried beef, 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives, and 1 teaspoon caraway seeds into cheese mixture. Serve with crisp rye crackers or party rye bread.

Italian Cheese Ball:

Prepare as above, except substitute fontina cheese for the goat cheese and beat 2 ounces hard salami and 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red sweet pepper into the cheese mixture. Serve with water crackers or baguette slices.Per serving: 121 cal., 5 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 36 mg chol., 220 mg sodium, 1 g carbo., 0 g dietary fiber, 5 g protein. Daily Values: 9% vit. A, 10% vit. C, 7% calcium, 2% iron. Exchanges: 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 11/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 25mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 1g; mono fat 2g; protein 3g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; folate 4mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 91mg; potassium 353mg; calcium 30.3mg.
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