ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Cheese Ball

Makes 16 servings (2 tablespoons each). Recipe excerpted from “Betty Crocker Lost Recipes” ©2017 by General Mills. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. “This is our version of a favorite appetizer that has been on party menus for generations. Serve it with round buttery crackers.” Prep time: 20 minutes. Start to finish: 10 hours 50 minutes.

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese

¾ cup crumbled blue, Gorgonzola or feta cheese (4 ounces)

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

1 small onion, finely chopped (¼ cup)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

½ cup chopped fresh parsley

Assorted crackers, if desired

1. Place cheeses in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes or until softened.

2. Add onion and Worcestershire sauce to cheeses; beat with electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Beat on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, scraping bowl frequently, until fluffy. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or until firm enough to shape into a ball.

3. Shape cheese mixture into a large ball. Roll in parsley; place on serving plate. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm. Serve with crackers.

Nutritional information per serving: calories, 160; total fat 14 g (saturated fat 9 g, trans fat 0 g); cholesterol 45 mg; sodium 240 mg; total carbohydrate 2 g (dietary fiber 0 g); protein 6 g