Smoky Cheese Ball

Smoked cheddar and steak sauce add a depth to this nut-covered cheese ball. Smoked gouda is a great substitute in this easy party appetizer.


Smoky Cheese Ball

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Ingredients
  • 2  8  ounce package 
    cream cheese
  • 2   cups 
    finely shredded smoked cheddar, Swiss, or Gouda cheese
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter or margarine
  • 2   tablespoons 
    milk
  • 2   teaspoons 
    steak sauce
  • 1   cup 
    finely chopped nuts, toasted
  •  
    Assorted crackers
Directions
1.
Let cream cheese, shredded cheese, and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and steak sauce; beat until fluffy. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
2.
Shape mixture into a ball; roll in nuts. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers. Makes 3-1/2 cups spread (56, 1-tablespoon servings).
Make Ahead Tip
  • Prepare as above, except do not roll in nuts. Wrap cheese ball in moisture- and vapor-proof plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw the cheese ball in refrigerator overnight. Roll in nuts. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 73, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 17, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 243, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 0, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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