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Recipe Source: Emeril Lagasse

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep: 10 minutes, plus refrigeration


8 oz finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
3 Tbsp finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
RITZ crackers


Blend cream cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, red pepper, and Worcestershire sauce in bowl. Mix well; shape into ball or log.

Mix pecans and parsley. Roll cheese ball in pecan mixture until completely covered.

Refrigerate 1 hour until chilled. Serve with crackers. Makes 2 cups.

Cheese ball can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve.