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healthy cheeseball appetizer on plate with crackers and celery
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Healthy Cheese Ball Appetizer

Packed full of spicy cheese flavor, this low-fat cheese ball is a healthier alternative.
Prep Time15 mins
Refrigeration1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low Fat Cheese, Spicy
Servings: 8
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese low-fat cream cheese
  • 8 ounces low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt zero fat
  • 1 tbsp jalepeno peppers chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive juice
  • 1 tsp onion grated
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Allow Neufchatel and cheddar cheese to come to room temperature.
  • Place pecans in a frying pan. Heat over medium low heat until pecans are lightly toasted. Stir constantly to prevent burning. Set aside and let cool.
  • Add toasted-pecans to a food processor or chopper. Lightly pulse until roughly chopped.
  • Add all ingredients, except pecans, to a large mixing bowl
  • Using a hand mixer, blend ingredients until it is a uniform consistency.
  • Scoop cheese mixture onto non-stick wrap. Form into a ball and wrap to seal.
  • Refridgerate for a minimum of one hour.
  • When ready to serve. Roll cheese ball in chopped pecans.
  • Serve with whole wheat crackers.

Notes

1 serving = 4 tablespoons

Nutrition

Sodium: 290mg | Calcium: 157mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 318IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 87mg | Cholesterol: 27mg | Calories: 165kcal | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 13g | Protein: 10g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Iron: 1mg