Pumpkin Shape Ham and Cheese Ball

Everyone will love this festive Pumpkin Shaped Ham and Cheese Ball.  This recipe cuts calories and fat, but not taste.  It can be made days in advance of a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner.

 

 

Pumpkin Shape Ham and Cheese Ball
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 32 servings 2 TBL each
 
A Festive Ham and Cheese Ball recipe that reduces calories and fat but not taste
Ingredients
  • 2 (8-oz packages cream cheese) ⅓ less fat
  • 1 package dry ranch salad dressing
  • 8 slices cooked ham
  • ½ onion diced fine
  • 3 T real bacon bits
  • Stick of celery
  • 2½ cups finely grated cheddar cheese (put ½ cup in the cheese ball and 2 cups used outside)
Instructions
  1. Remove cream cheese from packages and place in med. bowl. Warm cream cheese in the microwave on the defrost setting for about a minute to soften. Stir in diced onion, 1 cup of the cheese and ham. Fold in all ingredients (Except 2 cups of cheese). Wet hands and form cream cheese mixture into a ball shape. Roll the cheese ball in the finely grated cheese and place in serving plate. Cut celery stick and a celery leaf to size (to use as a pumpkin stem) and put in the pumpkin shape cheese ball.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories: 83 Fat: 6.4 g Saturated fat: 3.6 g Unsaturated fat: 1.4 g Carbohydrates: 1.8 g Sugar: 1.0 G Sodium: 289.9 mg Fiber: 0 Protein: 4.4 g Cholesterol: 22.5 mg

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