Feta Cheese Ball

25  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 3 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 4 cups cheese spread, or 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Green onions and red peppers add festive color to this feta and cream cheese appetizer. And the walnuts give it a tasty bit of crunch.

Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red peppers
  • 1 cup walnut pieces, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  •  RITZ Crackers

Instructions

  • Beat  cream cheese and feta cheese in medium bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Add  all remaining ingredients except parsley and crackers; mix well.
  • Refrigerate  several hours or until chilled.
  • Shape  cheese mixture into ball; roll in parsley in shallow dish until cheese ball is evenly coated with parsley.
  • Serve  with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Size Wise Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.

Holiday Feta Cheese WreathPrepare cheese mixture, then refrigerate as directed. Place drinking glass, about 3 inches in diameter, in center of serving platter. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture around glass, just touching cheese mounds to outer edge of glass to form a ring; smooth tops and sides of cheese mounds with spatula to resemble wreath. Remove glass. Garnish cheese wreath with chopped fresh parsley and red bell peppers as desired.

Special ExtraTo intensify the flavor and crunch of the walnuts, toast them before use. Just spread the nuts onto a baking sheet and bake in 350°F oven 5 to 7 min. or until lightly toasted.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 cups cheese spread, or 32 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 200 
    • Total fat 15 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 25 mg
    • Sodium 300 mg
    • Carbohydrate 11 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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