Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball

Do you ever find yourself with a bunch of random ingredients in the refrigerator and want to use them up before they go bad … or is it just me?

I had a block of cream cheese that I needed to use and thought it would be great to make an appetizer for Easter dinner a couple weeks ago. I threw together this cheese ball and it was a hit.The flavors of the garlic, onions and cheese go so nicely together. I paired it with pita chips, but it would go great with vegetables or crackers. You can easily double the recipe to make a large ball or make multiples for a party.

8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 Tbsp roasted garlic (I use Penzey’s)
3-4 green onions, sliced
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, garlic, onions and cheddar cheese until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until the cream cheese firms up.

When ready, placed the chopped pecans on a piece of plastic wrap. Remove the cream cheese from the bowl and roll into a ball. Roll over the chopped pecans to coat. Serve immediately or wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Source: Eating on a Dime

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