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Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball

Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball

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

Prep time20 min
Total time1hr 20min
ServingsMakes 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 4 crackers each.
  • 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
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • RITZ Crackers, divided
  • 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.
  • Note
    Recipe can easily be doubled or halved depending on the size of your group.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 14g 
   Saturated fat 7g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 30mg 
Sodium 270mg 
Carbohydrate 10g 
   Dietary fiber 0g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 1g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A6 %DV
Vitamin C2 %DV
Calcium10 %DV
Iron4 %DV
Potassium0 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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