Monday, September 8, 2008

.behold the power of ....cheeseball.

One of my friends in Virginia, Alisha, used to make this killer cheeseball for our scrapbook nights. I asked her once what went into it and wow.. so easy!!!

I grew up hating cheeseballs because they tasted so gross but this one is delicious. So the next time you want to have a little get together and need something quickie quick, throw this together!

Here's what you're going to need:

cream cheese, chopped olives, red bell pepper, green onion, cheddar cheese, and pecans.

Finely chop up some red bell pepper. You only need about 2 Tbsp.

Finely chop up 3 green onions.

Chop up about 1 1/2 cups pecans and toast in a 400* oven. Once toasted, pull from the oven and let cool.

Grate about 1/2 cup cheese. Use the fine grate side.

Put the cream cheese, olives, green onion, cheese, and red bell pepper in a bowl. Use your hand to smoosh things together. Form everything into a large ball.

Roll the cheeseball in the pecans until completely coated.

Wrap with saran and put in the fridge to set. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

You can easily add more to this to kick it up. Add some smoked salmon, or finely chopped cooked shrimp for a different flavor.

1 comment:

kingsqueen said...

mmmmm...cheeseballs! :)
I love looking at all your recipes.