Friday, October 7, 2011

Easy Paprika Cheese Ball Recipe


Easy Paprika Cheese Ball 

Ranch dressing mix lends an herb-y tang to this cream cheese and mozzarella combo; the crunch comes from chopped nuts.

"A delicious and easy way to enjoy a simple appetizer with just a few ingredients. Serve with crackers  or sliced French bread and enjoy!  


Prep Time:
5 Min
Ready In:
2 Hrs

Original Recipe Yield 6 to 8 servings


Ingredients

·             2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
·            1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
·           ½ sweet red pepper (diced into extra small cubes)
·           2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese or cheddar cheese
·          ¼ cup parmesan cheese
·          1/2 tsp paprika
·         1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts – (I like to mix half & half )

Directions

  In a medium size bowl, mash cream cheese. Mix dressing mix, paprika seasoning, diced sweet red pepper and cheese into the cream cheese. Shape the mixture into a ball. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Yum!



* I usually make 4 cheese balls with this recipe and freeze them.  Put in the refrigerator the day before use. Perfect for having around the holidays.

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