Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball

Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball

These pistachio and cranberry cheese ball are undoubtedly one of the easiest appetizers you can make this holiday season or any other time of the year. Prepared in less than 10 minutes, it is a favorite among both children and adults.

Cranberry Pistachio Cheeseball made from savory white cheddar cheese, cranberries, and pistachios- perfect for holiday parties!

Here is the quick recipe for Pistachio and Cranberry Cheese Ball:
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Chill Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings | Calories: 186kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • take ½ cup dried cranberries roughly chopped
  • ½ cup pistachios chopped
  • crackers for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard, and garlic powder until well combined. Mix in chopped cranberries.
  2. Lay a large piece of plastic wrap out on a flat surface.
  3. Scoop the cheese mixture out of the bowl and place it in the middle of the plastic wrap. Wrap the plastic around the cheese mound, then use your hands to shape it into a ball. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  4. Unwrap the cheese ball and using small handfuls of nuts at a time, press the chopped pistachios onto the outer surface of the cheeseball. (You don’t need to cover the bottom of the cheeseball with nuts).
  5. Place on a plate and serve with crackers, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 104mg Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg
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