Savory Cheese Ball
Blue cheese provides the tang and olives give a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. Let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving
PREP: 15 MIN. + CHILLING MAKES: 2 CUPS
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 cup crumbled blue cheese ¹₄ cup butter, softened 1 can (4¹ ₄ oz.) chopped ripe olives
1 Tbsp. minced chives ¹₄ cup chopped walnuts 1 broccoli stem
1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, blue cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in olives and chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Shape the cheese mixture into a ball; roll in walnuts. Wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
TO MAKE PUMPKIN SHAPE Score vertical lines on ball using a knife; insert a broccoli stem into the top. 2 TBSP. 120 cal., 12g fat (6g sat. fat), 28mg chol., 227mg sod., 1g carb. (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g pro.