Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

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At Christmas I serve friends and family Nannie's Cheese Logs in gift trays, and this spin off on my family's Cheese Log recipe was at the top of the list. It's fire hot and it's right up a man's alley for tailgating and parties. Best served with tortilla chips. Can store nicely for a week before serving.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 balls

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup dried parsley

  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package hot taco seasoning mix (such as McCormick®)

  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno peppers, chopped

Directions

  1. Sprinkle parsley in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.

  2. Mix Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl until well blended. Divide the mixture into 3 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the parsley until completely covered. Wrap individually with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
25g Fat
5g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 669mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 323mg 25%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.