• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    The best easy cream cheese ball with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, strawberry preserves and spices, then rolled in chopped pecans. It disappears at parties!

    Ingredients

    • 2 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat cream cheese (at room temperature)
    • 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 6–10 dashes hot sauce (such as Tabasco (I like this little hotter, so we go closer to 10, but if you’d like a sweeter cheese ball, stick to the lower end))
    • 1 cup freshly shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup raw pecan pieces
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • Crackers or baguette slices ((I like buttery Ritz-type crackers or town house crackers))

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 10
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 151 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.52%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.46%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 13 mg 4.28%
    • Sodium: 149 mg 6.21%
    • Calcium: 101 mg 10.09%
    • Potassium: 132 mg 3.78%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 2.97%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.35%
    • Sugar: 8 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 3.68%
    • Vitamin C 2.83%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq