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This is my mother's favorite recipe to bring to our Christmas Eve celebration every year. It is easy to make and a favorite of our family.
This is also excellent as a sandwich spread.
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Appetizer Recipes for more great cooking ideas.
Don't forget to check out my
Holiday Open House Menu which includes this popular and
delicious Shrimp Cheese Ball.
Shrimp Cheese Ball or Spread Recipe
Dips & Spreads,
Yields: 1 large cheese ball or approximately 1 1/2 cup spread
Prep time: 20 min
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese (regular, low fat, and/or non fat cream cheese), room temperature
6-ounces small cooked
1 (6-ounce) can black olives, drained and chopped
Salt to taste
lemon juice to taste**
3 small green
onions, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped nuts (of your choice)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
* If using larger shrimp, cut into
** If making a
spread, use up to 3 tablespoons lemon juice.
In a large bowl, mash cream cheese with a fork. Add shrimp, black
olives, salt, lemon juice, and green onions; stir until well blended. With your hands, form cheese mixture into a large ball.
Cheese Ball - In a small bowl, combine nuts and parsley; roll cheese ball in nut mixture to coat completely.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers.
Cheese Spread - Add chopped nuts and parsley to the cream cheese mixture; stir until combined.
Yields 1 large cheese ball or approximately 1 1/2 cup spread.