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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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; 9 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 91 mg sodium. 353 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 3 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium;

Reviews (6)

45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 1 stars
11/05/2018
Where is/are the peppers?
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11/01/2013
I think the picture is the Italian Cheese Ball variation.
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11/11/2013
OOPS! I read further down and there are two other variations: This one looks like the Italian Cheese ball just like Ellee said: 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
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Rating: Unrated
11/11/2013
I agree with Serena, this is not the same recipe as the picture, that has chopped red peppers.
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11/01/2013
Something was either left out of the recipe or this is the wrong picture. Is that chopped red pepper?
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11/14/2016
Read the right side of page --  the other recipes are there for variety of ideas.  They include the Salami / red pepper. Enjoy for the holidays.
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