Greek-Style Cheese Ball

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"I just wasn't satisfied with the ingredients in other cheese ball recipes. So, I made my own and took it to a Christmas party, where it was enjoyed by all. You can also experiment with other Greek-themed ingredient options such as sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata or green olives, pepperoncini, etc. Surround cheese balls with your favorite crackers. For a true 'Greek' theme, try toasted pita chips."

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 383 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 383 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 34.1 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir cream cheese, mayonnaise, and balsamic vinegar together in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Mix Cheddar cheese, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a separate bowl. Stir Cheddar cheese mixture into cream cheese mixture.
  3. Pulse pecans and 1/4 cup pine nuts in a food processor or blender until crumbly. Mix remaining 1/2 cup pine nuts into pecan mixture. Spread about 1/4 of the pecan mixture onto a plate.
  4. Form cheese mixture into two 5-inch balls. Roll each ball in the pecan mixture until fully coated, adding more pecan mixture as needed.
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Tina
12/27/2014

This was absolutely fantastic! The balsamic vinegar is such a nice touch - everyone asked me for the recipe. Thank you for sharing!!!

nancyjkline
2/28/2013

I only used 1/4 cup of pine nuts, and this was delicious!