Chili Cheese Ball
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 20
  • Preparation Time: 15 min + CHILLING
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 piece (4 ounces) Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • Assorted crackers
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the Monterey Jack and Gouda; mix well. Stir in the olives, onion and mustard. Add 2 teaspoons chili powder and the garlic powder. Shape into a ball. Combine almonds and remaining chili powder; roll cheese ball in almond mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (2-1/2 cups).