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Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball

This Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball is full of zesty Mexican flavor and takes just minutes to make. The perfect snack for game day!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cheese ball recipe, jalapeno cheddar cheese ball
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 262kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup Medium PaceĀ® Picante Sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of minced jalapenos seeds and ribs removed. Alternatively you can use 1/4 cup of minced green bell pepper for less heat.
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro divided use
  • 1 cup of crushed tortilla chips
  • Chopped tomatoes for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Place the cream cheese and Picante Sauce in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. You can use a spoon or a mixer for this step.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, jalapeno and 1/4 cup cilantro.
  • Place the cheese mixture onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and shape it into a ball with your hands.
  • Wrap the plastic wrap around the ball of cheese and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to one day.
  • Just before serving, combine the crushed tortilla chips and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro on a plate.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the cheese ball and roll it in the tortilla chip mixture.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with chopped tomatoes if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal