Homemade Cheeseball with Nuts and Crackers

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A party-pleaser, for sure.

Get the party started with this cheesy crowd-pleaser! This Homemade Cheeseball with Nuts and Crackers is tasty and healthy. Made with clean ingredients like scallions, pistachios, almonds, and blended with some zesty spices, this bite-sized snack has a bold kick. The recipe calls for reduced-fat versions of your favorite cheeses, which keeps the snack’s calorie count in check. Each ball packs a protein punch, and the fiery flavors from the spices will jumpstart your metabolism. This yummy cheese ball recipe is a snap to whip up and an awesome appetizer for any get-together!

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Homemade Cheeseball with Nuts and Crackers

Made with healthy ingredients, this cheeseball is the perfect way to get your party started.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 16 people
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 8 ounces Neufchâtel cheese package or low-fat cream cheese (nonfat will also work)
  • 1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese reduced-fat, shredded
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed (about 1/4 of a lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 scallions sliced (just greens)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup almonds or pine nuts, coarsely chopped


  • Mix all ingredients (except the nuts) with a food processor or by hand.
  • Form into a ball. If it is too hard to form the ball, let the mixture sit in the fridge for an hour, covered, to harden.
  • Spread the nuts evenly on a plate. Roll the ball in the nuts to cover. Set in the fridge, covered, for 1- 2 hours to harden.
  • Serve on a platter with a cheese knife and whole wheat crackers.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Vegetarian

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