Secret Recipe Club October – Appetizer Cheese Ball
She has so many outstanding recipes on her blog, but I was on a mission. I wanted to find a great holiday appetizer. Something easy and delicious to offer guests over the next few months.
That’s when I came upon this fantastic dish: Gouda and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Ball. It is packed with flavor, and can be whipped up in minutes. When entertaining guests this busy holiday season, Amanda’s appetizer is the perfect way to start the evening.
Serve with crackers, fresh fruit and a glass of wine. I popped open a bottle of Pinot Noir and it paired perfectly. Get ready to mix and mingle over the holidays with a little wine and cheese!
Speaking of cheese, don’t forget the recipe contest theme this week is CHEESE! Click here to read all about the contest and enter your best cheesy recipes by Saturday night. There is a $250 weekly prize and, of course, the $5000 grand prize and the end of the contest. Good luck everyone!
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
2 cups shredded Gouda cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, drained
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup chopped pecans
Combine cream cheese and Gouda cheese in food processor until creamy. remove cheese mixture from processor and place in a bowl. Stir in chives, tomatoes and garlic powder.
Shape mixture into 1 large or 2 small balls or logs; roll in pecans. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours but no longer than 2 weeks. Serve with crackers.
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