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Pineapple Cheese Ball

Yield 2 1/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded fat-free sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, well drained
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 17
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.8 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 1.6 g
  • carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 49 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

  2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in chopped parsley, coating thoroughly. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

  3. Serve with Melba toast rounds or low-fat crackers (rounds and crackers not included in analysis).

  4. Tip: We tested this cheese ball using only fat-free cream cheese, but found that a combination of fat-free and reduced-fat cream cheese produced a creamier dip.

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