Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball

Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball

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"I look forward to this simple, traditional cheese ball every year. It has been served during family Christmas Eve parties since before my time. The ingredients are few and inexpensive, and might be made year-round, but I reserve this one special appetizer for the holidays only to maintain its specialness. I love to serve Ritz crackers with the cheese ball to bring out its savory flavor."

Ingredients 2 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 180 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the cream cheese, beef, olives, onion, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl until evenly blended. Keeping the mixture in the bowl, scrape it into a semi-ball shape. Cover, and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours.
  2. Place a large sheet of waxed paper on a flat surface. Sprinkle with walnuts. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts until completely covered. Transfer the cheese ball to a serving plate, or rewrap with waxed paper and refrigerate until needed.
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rainbowgal
12/23/2010

My daughter makes this every year for Christmas & New Year's Eve.We leave the olives out & add some galic powder to it. Very easy & good!!!

tina
11/12/2009

really great!!

deepsnogrl
12/15/2012

The dried beef is made by Hormel and is sold in a small clear glass jar. Ask for help finding it. It's an old product that's been around for a long time.