Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

Mini Smoked Gouda Cheese Balls

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  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Yield: 28 mini cheese balls
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1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened

4 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)

1/3 cup cooked real bacon bits or pieces (from a jar or package)

1/4 cup finely chopped drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil

1 cup finely chopped pecans or 2/3 cup finely chopped parsley


  1. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, Gouda cheese and bacon bits until well blended. Stir in tomatoes. Cover; refrigerate 45 to 60 minutes or until firm enough to shape into balls.
  2. Place pecans or parsley in small shallow bowl. Shape cheese mixture into 28 (1-inch) balls, about 2 teaspoons cheese mixture for each ball. Roll in pecans to coat.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve (up to 24 hours).
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