Cheddar Horseradish Cheese Ball

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
4 hr

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Ingredients
  • 1 8 -ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 1/4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • Assorted vegetables and crackers, for serving
Directions

1. Mix both of the cheeses, the onion, horseradish, 1 of the tablespoon parsley, Worcestershire, salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Form the cheese mixture into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm and the flavors have blended, at least 4 hours or overnight.

2. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator up to 30 minutes before serving. Cook the bacon in skillet until crisp, transfer to a paper towel, and when cool crumble. Mix the bacon with the nuts and remaining tablespoon parsley in a shallow bowl. Roll the cheese ball in the mixture so that it is coated evenly. Serve with vegetables and crackers.

Calories: 121

Total Fat: 11 grams

Saturated Fat: 5.5 grams

Total Carbohydrate: 2 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Sodium: 178 milligrams

Cholesterol: 29 milligrams

Fiber: 0 gram

For a large gathering this recipe easily doubles for two smaller cheese balls or one large cheese ball.

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