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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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Ingredients

25 m servings 383 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  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; 34.1 g fat; 5.3 g carbohydrates; 15.6 g protein; 78 mg cholesterol; 559 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I only used 1/4 cup of pine nuts, and this was delicious!

This is really good. The balsamic is a nice touch. However, it was a little heavy on the garlic. I didn't mind it but others commented on it.

This was yummy. I substituted pecans for pine nuts because they were unavailable at my store. I found I had a bit of excess pecans at the end, I might just use 3/4 of a cup. I also altered the ...

This was absolutely fantastic! The balsamic vinegar is such a nice touch - everyone asked me for the recipe. Thank you for sharing!!!