Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Ball Recipe for Game Day Appetizer Recipe | @bestrecipebox

Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Ball

Course: Appetizer, Dips, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 177 kcal
We love the additional flavor of rosemary in the cheese ball. Since you have rosemary sprigs for the garnish already, consider adding about 1/2 teaspoon finely minced rosemary to the ball for extra flavor!
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese , softened (1 package)
  • 4 ounces Goat Cheese , softened
  • 1/4 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes , drained & minced, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • fresh cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons toasted Pine nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Pecans (or other preferred nut)
  • Basil sprigs (for garnish)

Directions

  1. In bowl, combine cream cheese and goat cheese until well combined.
  2. Add 3/4 of the sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic salt, onion salt, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Stir the mixture until everything is combined.
  3. Lay plastic wrap on surface and transfer cheese mixture on top. Form the cheese mixture into a rough ball and wrap into the plastic wrap.  Shape into a smoother ball and chill until firm.
  4. Combine the pine nuts, pecans, and remaining minced sun dried tomatoes. Roll the cheese ball in the nut/sun-dried tomato mixture. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Garnish with basil when ready to serve. The cheese ball tastes better the next day after all the flavors are combined.