Creamy Cheese Ball with Mozzarella Blue Cheese Low Carb Recipe | KetoVale
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Easy and Delicious Keto Cheese Ball

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This cheesy appetizer is easy to make, fun to serve, and sure to impress. What is most interesting is the form – cheese balls.

Cheese is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and several other nutrients. Eating cheese may even aid weight loss and help prevent heart disease and osteoporosis, especially when you pair it with a low-carb diet. 

This recipe calls for four different cheeses so your guest won’t get bored. There is really no wrong way to make a cheese ball, which means that you can use just about anything you have on hand. But we think that these cheeses go well with the spices that we paired them with.

So, let’s get started. The whole process resembles a game. Everything you add to food is contributing nutrition. We add seasonings to our cheese ball. 

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Studies show that various spices have many different health-promoting properties. The seasonings (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic and onion flakes) are good healthy helpers (1, 2).

They contain a rich source of thiamin, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, copper, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, dietary fiber, and folic acid.

Spices also naturally flavor your food without tacking on lots of calories or added sugars.  In addition to their vitamin and mineral content, the spices used in this recipe contain lots of anti-inflammatory antioxidants.

Antioxidants are known for their ability to fight free radicals, which are unstable molecules that roam the body in search of an electron. Antioxidants work by attaching themselves to free radicals and donating an electron to them so that they become healthy molecules again. 

The healthy fat in the cheese helps you absorb these nutrients so that they can get to work!


Let’s Ketofy It!

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In a bowl, combine sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and your choice of herbs and spices.

combine sesame poppy seeds

In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, crumbled blue cheese, grated Grana Padano. Form a ball with the mixture.

mix cream mozzarella blue cheese

Roll the cheese ball around in seasonings until totally covered. Flatten the ball into a disc and transfer to the fridge to chill for one hour. 

roll cheese ball on seasoning

Serve as an appetizer with low-carb crackers such as flaxseed crackers (check our full list here!) or sliced low carb veggies such as celery, cucumber, or bell peppers. 

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Keto Cheese Ball

5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: low carb cheese ball
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Passive time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 150kcal
Author: KetoVale Team
A delicious cheesy keto-friendly appetizer that goes well with low-carb snacks and veggies.
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 oz mozzarella shredded
  • 2 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 2 tbsp Grana Padano grated
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp black sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp garlic flakes
  • ¼ tsp onion flakes
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine poppy seeds, sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, garlic flakes, onion flakes and sea salt.
  • In a separate bowl mix softened cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, crumbled blue cheese and grated Grana Padano. Form mixed cheeses into a ball.
  • Line a plate with plastic wrap, add half of the seasoning into the center. Place the cheese ball on top and sprinkle with remaining half of seasoning on top.
  • Roll the ball around until totally covered. Flatten the ball into a disk, sprinkle with more seasoning if needed and transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.
  • Serve as an appetizer with low carb crackers or sliced veggies if desired.

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Notes

* You can add a little bit of crispy roasted bacon bits and green onion for more flavors.

Macros

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 502mg21%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 163mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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