Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball

67  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 4 crackers each.

Give your cheese ball a kick of flavor. Fresh cilantro and lime plus pepper Jack cheese and chili powder spice things up.

Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  •  RITZ Crackers, divided

Instructions

  • Beat  cream cheese and shredded cheeses in medium bowl with mixer until well blended.
  • Add  all remaining ingredients except crackers; mix well. Shape into ball.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour.
  • Meanwhile,  finely crush 12 crackers. Roll cheese ball in crumbs.
  • Serve  with additional RITZ Crackers.

Recipe Tips

Variation Prepare using Neufchatel cheese, shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

NoteRecipe can easily be doubled or halved depending on the size of your group.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 4 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 190 
    • Total fat 14 g
    • Saturated fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 30 mg
    • Sodium 270 mg
    • Carbohydrate 10 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 0 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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