Italian Cheese Balls

Italian Cheese Balls


"The cheese balls add a change to your pasta dinner. This is a great recipe that I got from my father. He made these while I was growing up and I loved them, now I want to share this with everyone."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 129 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, cream cheese, flour, salt, vanilla, lemon zest and eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites and sugar. Pour into the cheese mixture, and mix until well blended. Roll into balls about the size of a golf ball, and place in a glass baking dish.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown on top.
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There is no way to form a ball with a batter that runs off the spoon. Fortunately I got already suspicious before I wasted four eggs for the egg white mix and used the batter I had for a cheese cake recipe - which turned out great but was not what I wanted :-( Since I don't know what Italian Cheese Balls are (and none of my native Italian guests could tell me either) I wasn't sure if I just could add more flour?!


I have it in the oven right now, but I followed the recipe exactly and there is no way to make it into balls because it comes out like a cake batter, so I just put it in a glass pan and I guess I will cut it into pieces. Maybe you should check the ingredients better, it should be drier.


These cheese balls are GREAT!! Thanks for sharing:)