Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Recipe Bazaar







This week at the Internet Cafe we are sharing recipes. This is a cheese ball recipe that I've made for several group gatherings, and I never have any to bring home!!

I actually found this recipe in a newsletter that was lying on the lunch table in our kitchen at my work. I had somewhere to go the next evening and needed something quick and easy to take along with me, so I decided to try this. And it was a big hit!!

I'll be making one of these for the kids and their friends for our after CHRISTmas Eve Service get together.

It's quick to make--only about 5 minutes--needs to chill about 2 hours though!! And not only that, but I made it with low fat cream cheese, so it's good for you, too!!

Here's the recipe:


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened (I use the low fat kind--no problem, there!)
  • 1 cup minced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (The original recipe called for pecans, but I had none--so I used walnuts--still tasted delicious!)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, celery, red pepper, onion, and crushed pineapple. Divide the mixture in half and form two balls out of the mixture. Roll each ball in the walnuts. Chill until ready to serve.
Look at that!! One step--how simple can this be!!!

I usually serve this with a variety of crackers, but I've found that the buttery kind go with this the best!!

Enjoy!!

Beth

8 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds yummy sweetie.

kadezmom said...

Hey, that's my mom's cheeseball!!!!! Love it!!!

Tea said...

We love cheese balls! I haven't tried one like this, so thanks bunches for posting the recipe. :)

Greg C said...

Sounds like a winner recipe. Have you ever tried the cheese ball made with chicken and horse radish? I love that one.

Joanne Sher said...

Does sound good! The pineapple especially intrigues me! Yum

HisFireFly said...

Yes indeed, the pineapple sounds like a splendid addition to me too!

Aunt Kathy said...

I bet that tastes delicious... and I might even be able to have this once I can add in fruit again.

By the way... Niece... get your kitty moved up closer to the top so I don;t forget to look for it, LOL

Wife of Rob said...

Beth...I'm a cheese ball freak...THANK YOU for this. I'm going to try it this week!

Blessings,
Jen