Greek-Style Cheese Ball

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I just wasn't satisfied with the ingredients in other cheese ball recipes. So, I made my own and took it to a Christmas party, where it was enjoyed by all. You can also experiment with other Greek-themed ingredient options such as sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata or green olives, pepperoncini, etc. Surround cheese balls with your favorite crackers. For a true 'Greek' theme, try toasted pita chips.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (8 ounce) package crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ cup pecan halves

  • ¾ cup pine nuts, divided

Directions

  1. Stir cream cheese, mayonnaise, and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl until smooth.

  2. Mix Cheddar cheese, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a separate bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese mixture into cream cheese mixture.

  3. Pulse pecans and 1/4 cup pine nuts in a food processor or blender until crumbly. Mix remaining 1/2 cup pine nuts into pecan mixture. Spread about 1/4 of the pecan mixture onto a plate.

  4. Form cheese mixture into two 5-inch balls. Roll each ball in the pecan mixture until fully coated, adding more pecan mixture as needed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
34g Fat
5g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 559mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 371mg 29%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 161mg 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.