Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball

66  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. 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
  • 12 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Beat  cream cheese and shredded cheeses in medium bowl with mixer until well blended.
  • Add  all remaining ingredients except cracker crumbs; mix well. Shape into ball. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Roll  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.

SubstituteSubstitute 1/2 cup finely crushed plain tortilla chips for the cracker crumbs.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 120 
    • Total fat 10 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 35 mg
    • Sodium 180 mg
    • Carbohydrate 3 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 10 %DV
    • Iron 0 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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