Cheddar Pecan Cheeseball

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Kristianne

I'm a San Francisco city girl who loves to cook and enjoy the outdoors. My cooking style focuses on healthy recipes, but I have a huge sweet tooth that I am constantly fighting! When I'm not cooking/eating/photographing/writing about food, I'm at the hospital full-time or running. I'm addicted to blogging about food - www.mysanfranciscokitchen.com

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Smooth cream cheese and sharp cheddar cheese are blended together and wrapped in a ball using chopped pecans to create the perfect party appetizer. This basic cheddar cheeseball is a delicious addition to any appetizer spread. It is casual enough for entertaining a few friends, but also sophisticated enough to star in a large party appetizer line-up.

My favorite crackers to spread this cheeseball on are rosemary raisin crackers, but get creative! Why not put out a few different kinds and let your guests decide their favorite? Bagels, a veggie platter, even an accompanying charcuterie plate will make it a night to remember! Lighten up the calories in this cheeseball by using light cream cheese.

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Cheddar Pecan Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz package light cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except the chopped pecans to a small Magic Bullet cup and pulse until well blended and creamy.
  2. Use a spatula to remove the cheese and form into a ball with your hands.
  3. Roll around in the chopped pecans poured onto a plate, forming a ball.
  4. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Makes 1 cup.

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