Cheese Ball Bites. This bites sized appetizer recipe is a fun new way to serve a classic! Scoop small amounts of a traditional cheese ball, roll in your topping, and serve in bite sized fillo cups!
My main goal for this easy appetizer was to keep things simple. The last thing you want when you are in the middle of decking the halls is to be stuck in the kitchen preparing complicated recipes.
Luckily, this one is super impressive and takes under five minutes to prepare. Seriously. I timed it.
Mini Cheese Ball Ingredients:
Everything was purchased from my local grocer ready to use. How handy is that?
This time of year, they have a huge selection of cheese balls. I played it safe and grabbed the classic green onion flavor, but you really cannot go wrong with any of the flavor options. Or you can even make your own!
The other items on the list are fairly simple. You want to grab some phyllo cups (sometimes called shells) from the freezer section and whatever toppings you might enjoy.
Here is where you can get super creative. Toppings are easy to customize. You can stick with one flavor or go crazy and give them a variety of options! Here are some of our favorites:
- Bacon crumbles
- Diced nuts, like pecans or pistachios
- Chopped dried cranberries
- Diced chives
Two Ingredient Appetizer Recipe:
Bacon is always a crowd favorite and one of my go-to’s with this dip. Once you have got some of that crumbled, and maybe a few nut varieties, you can get to work!
Roll a few teaspoons of your cheese ball into the bacon bits and place in a phyllo cup! I highly recommend using a scoop like this one.
Easy, right? Your guest will think you slaved for hours to create the cute little concoctions and really it took you no time at all!
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- 1 traditional cheese ball
- Topping of choice (chopped bacon, chopped pecans, chopped pistachios)
- phyllo cups
- Roll 2 teaspoons of your cheeseball into the topping of your choice. Place in a filo cup and serve!
- If making ahead make sure you store them in the refrigerator.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 bites
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g