Rating: 4.73 stars
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A delicious combination of cheeses highlighted by the sweet and spicy flavor of roasted red pepper. I promise you'll love it! Roll in chopped nuts if you do not prefer parsley.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and Worcestershire sauce. I use a hand mixer. Stir in the roasted red peppers last. Spoon the mixture onto plastic wrap, and cover with another piece of plastic wrap. Shape into a ball, and roll in parsley to coat. Refrigerate until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 30.3mg; sodium 128.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
This was really a snap to put together. I know the recipe calls for chopping the red peppers and adding at the end but to hide them from my children (who wouldn't eat this if they saw peppers) I dumped all the ingrediens (except parsley) in the food processor. The taste is wonderful it reminded me of the pimento cheese spread thats so wonderful and costly... ALL my kids loved this and I can see this would be equally delicious rolled in chopped pecans. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(61)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2011
This was recipe is awful. Read More
(5)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2005
This was really a snap to put together. I know the recipe calls for chopping the red peppers and adding at the end but to hide them from my children (who wouldn't eat this if they saw peppers) I dumped all the ingrediens (except parsley) in the food processor. The taste is wonderful it reminded me of the pimento cheese spread thats so wonderful and costly... ALL my kids loved this and I can see this would be equally delicious rolled in chopped pecans. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2005
This is a good cheese ball. After I added all listed ingredients (Except the nuts to roll the ball in) I found something lacking. There was no Zip. So I added 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard. WOW What a great difference. That is why I am giving this recipe 4 stars. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
The only one of its kind on this site and it's magnifico! I'm surprised more people haven't tried this. Previous reviewers are right; it's better with increased amounts of cayenne garlic and my own personal preference a touch more Worchestershire sauce. I also took the advice from the reviewer who added some dijonnaise. I added about a teaspoon. I let my food processor do the work and found that it was much easier to form into a more presentable ball after it had been chilled for at least an hour. Then I coated it in slivered almonds and it looked soooooo beautiful! The almonds helped with the ball formation as I was coating it; it provided a "wall" of sorts holding everything together. Thanks so much for the recipe - I can't wait to serve it tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
Per another reviewer's suggestion I added 2 tsp of the roasted red pepper juice. I tried the dip before and after adding the juice and I definitely recommend adding it! In fact I will add 1 T or more next time. Like others I threw everything in the food processor and pulsed until smooth. I got many many compliments and even a couple of requests for the recipe! I wasn't a huge fan of the fresh parsley though...my suggestion is to either chop it SUPER fine or to use nuts instead. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2007
This was a real hit at work and it's great spread on a tortilla rolled up and cut like pinwheels. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
I made this for an anniversary party and had lots of great comments about it! I didn't have cayenne pepper on hand so I used a couple of dashes of Tabasco. I also used the shredded Mexican 4-cheese blend (my personal fav) instead of shredded Cheddar. This has a taste similar to pimiento cheese so to make sure it had more of a cheese ball taste I added a little minced onion seasoned salt and large spoonful of Dijonaise (Dijon mayo-blend). I'd refrigerate overnight to ensure the flavors meld. It's such a pretty cheese ball next time I might not roll in nuts or parsley! The recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
This was delicious!!! I pretty much doubled all of the spices though - you can basically just test it and keep adding spices to suit your taste. Served w/ Wheat Thins crips (garden veggie flavor) and Trader Joe's everything crackers. YUM! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2008
Wonderfully easy recipe! I "borrowed" from other reviewer's comments and doubled the amount of spices added 2 tsp. of the pepper juice and rolled the ball in chopped pecans. Next time I'll roll it in parsley and the nuts. Try to make this the night before so that all the flavors can combine overnight. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
This cheese ball's red and green colors make it perfect for the holidays...I made it for a Christmas Eve party and it was a hit. Use light cream cheese to cut down on the fat. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2011
This was recipe is awful. Read More
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