Recipe Tips

Use Your Air FryerHeat air fryer to 325°F. Spray crumb-coated cheese balls with cooking spray if desired.  Place, in batches, in single layer in air fryer basket, leaving spaces between cheese balls.  Cook 3 to 5 min. or until cheese balls are crisp and golden brown.   Place on paper towel-covered cooling rack; cool slightly. 

Make AheadThese fun-to-eat cheese poppers can be partially prepped ahead of time. Coat cheese balls with ingredients as directed. Place in single layer on baking sheet.  Freeze 1 hour, then transfer cheese balls to freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 week.  Refrigerate frozen cheese balls overnight to thaw before cooking as directed. Note: If cooking the cheese balls in an air fryer, no need to thaw them before cooking. 

Variation Prepare using Neufchatel cheese and/or shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese. 


Amount per serving Calories 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars <1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 10% DV
Vitamin C 2% DV
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 15% DV
Iron 2% DV
Potassium 2% DV

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