Party Cheese Ball Made Over

28  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture, 2 pieces celery and 3 crackers each.

What are the secrets of this smart cheese ball makeover? Sharp cheddar cheese combines with smooth Neufchatel for better-for-you creaminess.

Party Cheese Ball Made Over Recipe


  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped red peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 12 stalks celery, cut crosswise into quarters
  •  RITZ Crackers with Whole Wheat


  • Beat  Neufchatel cheese and cheddar cheese in small bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Add  peppers, onions and mustard; mix well.
  • Refrigerate  1 hour.
  • Shape  cheese mixture into ball; roll in parsley.
  • Serve  with celery and crackers.

Recipe Tips

Makeover - How We Did ItWe made over our original Party Cheese Ball by coating the cheese ball with parsley instead of nuts, reducing the amount of cheese and using Neufchatel cheese and 2% Milk cheddar instead of full-fat cheeses. Finally, we serve the cheese ball with RITZ Whole Wheat Crackers.

SubstituteServe with RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers instead of the RITZ Crackers with Whole Wheat.

Serving SuggestionCut the remaining red pepper into chunks and serve with the cheese ball.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture, 2 pieces celery and 3 crackers each.
  • Well-being Choice

Carb Choices


Nutrition Notes

Since this classic party favorite is made with better-for-you ingredients, it can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 100 
    • Total fat 6 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 180 mg
    • Carbohydrate 8 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 1 g
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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