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Holiday Feta Cheese Ball

No recipe image available.Tangy, slightly salty feta is combined with cream cheese, green onion and red bell pepper to create this delicious holiday cheese ball covered in toasted nuts and fresh parsley.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (8-ounce each) packages cream cheese, softened
2 (8-ounce) packages feta cheese, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped nuts, toasted*
I bunch fresh parsley, chopped

Assorted crackers for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and feta cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or until well chilled.
  3. Shape into ball and roll in chopped fresh parsley; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Serve with assorted crackers.

Makes 24 servings.

*To toast nuts, place in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool.