Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball
: Appetizer
  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican
  • ½ cup shredded Sargento Artisan Parmesan
  • ½ cup diced pickled jalapenos
  • ½ cup diced pickled green chiles
  • ½ cup real bacon bits
  • ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  1. In a large bowl (or food processor) combine cream cheese, shredded cheeses jalapenos, chiles and bacon. Mix well. Divide into halves and form two ball shapes.
  2. Place in freezer to chill while you prepare bread crumbs.
  3. While cheese mixture is chilling, melt butter in a saucepan. Once butter is melted, add breadcrumbs, parsley flakes and garlic salt. Toast the bread crumbs, stirring constantly until they are golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Once bread crumbs have cooled completely, spread into shallow dish. Remove cheese balls from freezer and gently roll into the breadcrumbs to cover the entire outside of the cheese balls.
  5. Serve with your favorite crackers or place in airtight container and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Recipe by Cocktails With Mom at https://cocktailswithmom.com/jalapeno-popper-cheese-ball-with-sargento-cheeses-a-holiday-pleaser/