Tips To Serve Cheese Balls Walmart Easy

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Cheese balls are a delightful party appetizer, perfect for game days, potlucks, or whenever you need a quick and crowd-pleasing snack. This recipe provides a simple and delicious base, along with tips and tricks to customize them to your liking. Plus, we’ve included a handy shopping list using ingredients readily available at Walmart!

Ingredients:

Utz Cheese Balls,  oz Barrel
Utz Cheese Balls, oz Barrel

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (sharp or mild, depending on your preference)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plus extra for coating)
  • Optional: ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (for a nutty twist)

  • Directions:

    1. In a large bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese until smooth.
    2. Add the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, bell pepper, green onion, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir until well combined.
    3. Optional Step: If you’re feeling adventurous, fold in the chopped pecans or walnuts for an extra flavor dimension.
    4. Shape the mixture into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. You can use a cookie scoop for even sizing.
    5. Place the cheese balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
    6. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    7. Pour the all-purpose flour onto a plate or shallow dish. Roll each chilled cheese ball in the flour to coat evenly. You might need to repeat the rolling process for a thicker coating.
    8. Place the coated cheese balls back on the prepared baking sheet.
    9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
    10. Let the cheese balls cool slightly on the baking sheet before serving. Enjoy warm with your favorite dipping sauce, like marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or chutney.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, about 1 cheese ball):

    Calories: 180

  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Tips:

    For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the cheese mixture.

  • If the dough is too soft to handle, add a tablespoon more of flour at a time until it reaches a workable consistency.
  • Want to experiment with different flavors? Try adding crumbled cooked bacon, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, or chopped fresh herbs like chives or dill.
  • Freeze leftover cheese balls for a future snack attack. Simply place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

  • Conclusion

    These cheese balls are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, offering a delightful combination of creamy cheese, savory flavors, and a crispy golden brown exterior. With readily available ingredients and a simple preparation process, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking for an easy and delicious appetizer.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I use a different type of cheese? Absolutely! Experiment with different cheeses like mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or goat cheese to find your favorite flavor combination.
    2. What if I don’t have cream cheese? Ricotta cheese can be used as a substitute, although the cheese balls might have a slightly different texture.
    3. How can I make these cheese balls gluten-free? Use a gluten-free flour blend to coat the cheese balls instead of all-purpose flour. Ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.
    4. Can I bake these cheese balls in advance? Yes! Prepare and coat the cheese balls, then freeze them on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to an airtight container. Bake frozen cheese balls for an additional 5-7 minutes than the recommended baking time.