How to make a Parmesan cream cheese ball

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Parmesan is known as the "King of Cheese," and this savory, super-simple Parmesan cheese ball illustrates this deliciously. This cheese ball seems gourmet, but it couldn't be easier to prepare and serve — and it's so addictive, your friends will beg for the recipe.
There are countless ways to prepare a cheese ball, and the recipe below will please the most cheese-centric noshers. Although its ingredients are mostly white, that doesn't mean it's bland; in fact, it's full of salty, cheesy, garlicky flavor. The chopped nuts around the cheese ball, add a delicious crunch.
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A few tips: Make sure your cream cheese is as close to room temperature as possible to make it easier to combine the ingredients. If you're watching carbs, skip the crackers and serve a fresh vegetable crudité instead. If the cheese ball is too thick to work with, add a tablespoon of milk.
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Garlic Parmesan Cheese Ball
4-6
10 mins
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1h 10 mins
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients except the nuts in a large bowl until they are well-blended.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Shape the cheese mixture into a ball, and place in the mixing bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Fill another bowl with nuts.
Gently roll the ball in the nuts. Make sure the nuts cover as much of the surface as possible.
Place the coated cheese ball on a serving dish, garnish with parsley and extra nuts and serve surrounded by a variety of chips and crackers.
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