For us, it's not a true party until someone breaks out a cheese ball. This creamy cheese ball recipe also takes a cue from artichoke dip, so it's like enjoying two favorite party appetizers at once.




  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and semi-soft cheese with a mixer on medium until fluffy. Stir in the next six ingredients (through crushed red pepper) until combined. Shape cheese mixture into a ball.

  • In a shallow dish, combine nuts and Parmesan. Roll the ball in nut mixture to coat. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories, (3 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 3 g protein.