Snowman Cheese Ball

Here's the Dish

If you are looking for a fun and creative spin on your average cheese ball, this is the recipe for you! Not only is it adorable, but it is healthy and so simple to make! At only 40 calories per 1/4 cup serving, this cheese ball has less than half the calories compared to the average cheese ball without losing any of the rich and creamy flavor!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.

1

Line a small baking pan with parchment paper or foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray. 

2

Thaw and drain the spinach very well and set it off to the side. In a medium bowl, bowl, add the cream cheese, parmesan, feta, and seasonings. Stir to combine. Add the spinach, and stir until thick mixture forms. 

3

Roughly form mixture into 1 small ball, and one large ball on baking pan. Freeze for 30-60 minutes, or until firm enough to roll into balls with your hands. Take out of the freezer and roll into 2 round balls, then coat each ball in shredded cheese and place back onto baking pan. Freeze for an additional 30 minutes so the balls can firm up. 

4

Once you remove the balls from the freezer, stack the smaller cheese ball on top of the larger one. Place on a pie plate (or serving dish of choice), and make into a snowman using whatever creative ingredients you can think of (or what I recommended!) Keep chilled in fridge until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 (8 oz) pkgsFat free cream cheese, softened (or Greek yogurt cream cheese)
3/4 cupParmesan cheese
1/2 cupFeta cheese
1/2 tspPepper
1/4 tspGarlic powder
1/4 tsp Onion powder
1 pktStevia (or 1/4 tsp sweetener of choice)
1 (10 oz) bagChopped frozen spinach
To Make the Snowman:
3/4 cupMozzarella cheese, grated
1Baby carrot, peeled down for nose
2-3Cranberries for buttons (could also use pomegranate seeds, nuts, peppercorns, or chocolate chips)
2Celery sticks for arms (could also use pretzel sticks)
2-3Bagel chips, stacked for hat (could also use a piece of toasted bread cut into a circle or a cookie)
2 Chocolate chips for eyes (could also use nuts or peppercorns)

Katie's Tip!

Use your imagination when it comes to the snowman details, any thing will work that you can think of as long as it is edible! You could also try shaping the cheese ball into a Christmas tree, and decorating it that way.

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings (1/4 cup per serving)
40 Calories per Serving
2 g Fat
2 g Carbohydrate
0 g Fiber
0.5 g Sugar
5 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

2 Comments

Emily Edelmann said:

So excited to bring this to a Christmas party this weekend!

December 4th, 2013 — 6:50pm  |  Reply

Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens said:

Oh my goodness, Katie! This is unbelievably darling! It would be the hit of any party, no doubt! Plus, it’s much healthier than so many typical party dips (isn’t Greek yogurt cream cheese cool?!?!), and you actually do make it seem easy to make! Brilliant! Pinning quick, quick! :D

December 4th, 2013 — 10:44pm  |  Reply

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