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Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball Recipe
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Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

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"At Christmas I serve friends and family Nannie's Cheese Logs in gift trays, and this spin off on my family's Cheese Log recipe was at the top of the list. It's fire hot and it's right up a man's alley for tailgating and parties. Best served with tortilla chips. Can store nicely for a week before serving."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. Sprinkle parsley in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl until well blended. Divide the mixture into 3 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the parsley until completely covered. Wrap individually with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2011

I got the thumbs up from mis7up to make small changes to make it a little lighter. I used reduced fat cream cheese, reduced fat sour cream in place of the mayo (I'm low on mayonnaise until we go shopping again) and my own homemade taco seasoning. My husband and I really liked this--the kids were kind of lukewarm about it. For them it was a little too hot. My husband ate most of this himself. I think next time I'll throw the ingredients for this (minus the parsley) in the oven or my little crockpot and try it as a warm dip. I think it would be great that way, too. This was a great way to make a quick "dip" for the boys on the weekend and use up the last bit of cream cheese I bought cheap around Christmas and a half-full jar of pickled jalapeno rings. Thanks for another winner, mis7up!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 24, 2012

I dont know if I did something wrong, but this came out really gritty. I used low fat cheese and a food processor. Maybe that had something to do with it.

Jul 09, 2011

Very tasty and perfectly spicy. Super easy to whip together. I used cilantro instead of parsley on the outside of the ball.

Feb 04, 2011

This is a firecracker of a cheese ball appetizer. With blends of mexican cheeses, taco seasonings and pickled jalapenos, the taste is creamy smooth and fire hot....My husband will eat it all gone. What makes this a great app is the fact I make my pickled jalapenos fresh and not use store bought canned.

Oct 10, 2011

I found this recipe wayyyy too salty. Maybe it was the seasoning mix I used. I used the Old El Paso mix. Boo.

Dec 21, 2011

Very good flavor and super easy to make. However, after rolling one into a ball and in the parsley, I decided to just put it all in a dish and use a cheese spreader to serve. Not as pretty, but I didn't like the idea of all that dried parsley.

Jan 22, 2013

Very good cheese ball. I rolled mine in cilantro to give it even more Mexican flavor. It was just a little salty for my taste.

Nov 08, 2011

This recipe definitely has come kick. I really liked it. It's different then the more smooth cheese balls I'm use to. It was an awesome change to the norm!


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 24.6 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 669 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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