Homemade Cheeseball with Nuts and Wheat Crackers

Yield :

  • Yields: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Smartpoints : 4

Ingredients :

  • 1 (8-ounce) package Neufchâtel cheese or low-fat cream cheese (nonfat will also work)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat white sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1/4 of a lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 sliced scallions (just greens)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds or pine nuts, coarsely chopped

Preparation :

  • Mix all ingredients (except the nuts) with a food processor or by hand.

     

  • Form into a ball. If it is too hard to form the ball, let the mixture sit in the fridge for an hour, covered, to harden.

     

  • Spread the nuts evenly on a plate. Roll the ball in the nuts to cover. Set in the fridge, covered, for 1- 2 hours to harden.

     

  • Serve on a platter with a cheese knife and whole wheat crackers.

Nutritional Info :

  • Yields: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 105
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg
  • Sodium: 161mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 4g

     

  • SmartPoints value : 4
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