Nacho Cheese Balls

32  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 20 servings

Nacho Cheese Balls Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped seeded fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
  • 70 WHEAT THINS Original Snacks, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Mix  cream cheese and shredded cheese in medium bowl until blended.
  • Add  all remaining ingredients except WHEAT THINS and cilantro; mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, finely crush 30 WHEAT THINS; mix with cilantro in small bowl.
  • Shape  cheese mixture into 20 (1-1/2-inch) balls; roll in crumb mixture. Place 1 on each of 20 of the remaining WHEAT THINS. Insert remaining WHEAT THINS into tops of cheese balls.

Recipe Tips

VariationPrepare using Neufchatel cheese, shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, reduced-fat mayonnaise and reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix.

VariationThese zesty cheese balls are equally delicious when prepared without the crumb coating. Just shape the cheese mixture into balls and place on WHEAT THINS as directed. Sprinkle with the chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.

How To Use Remaining Packaged Taco Seasoning MixMix remaining seasoning mix from packet of taco seasoning mix with 1 cup sour cream. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving with your favorite flavor of WHEAT THINS.


Nutrition Information

Makes 20 servings

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 110 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 4 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 170 mg
    • Carbohydrate 6 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 1 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 0 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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