Party Cheese Ball

Serving Size: 24
Prep Time:
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  • 16 Ounce PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 8 Ounce KRAFT shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 cup chopped PLANTERS pecans, toasted


  1. BEAT cream cheese and Cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended.
  2. ADD all remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.
  3. SHAPE into ball; roll in nuts. Serve with RITZ Crackers.


Kraft Kitchens tips:

Prepare by reducing the amount of Cheddar cheese to 1/2 cup and using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. In addition, coat the cheese ball with chopped fresh parsley instead of chopped nuts.

Substitute pimentos for the red bell peppers and/or toasted chopped PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the nuts.

Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Serve as directed.