Basic Cheese Ball


2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese
3/4 cup crumbled blue, Gorgonzola or feta cheese (4 oz)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
Assorted crackers, if desired


1 Place cheeses in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes or until softened. Beat onion and Worcestershire sauce into cheeses with electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently, until fluffy. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours until firm enough to shape into a ball.
2 Shape cheese mixture into 1 large ball. Roll in parsley; place on serving plate. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Serve with crackers.

Helpful Hints:

Prep Time 20 min
Total Time 10 hr 50 min
Servings 16
For 3 grams of fat and 65 calories per serving, use fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat
Cheddar cheese.

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