This Italian Cheese Ball is very low in carbs and perfect for serving at your next party!
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The cheese ball. An American party classic dish that has many family recipes passed on down the generations. So many variations to make, and many of them are naturally low in carbs. For a gathering at home recently I decided to make this cheese ball with an Italian twist. It’s loaded with fresh basil, sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan.
In a large bowl, add softened blocks of cream cheese, onion powder, Italian seasoning, finely chopped fresh basil, finely chopped green onions, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and salt and pepper. You could also add garlic paste if you like but remember that it isn’t going to be cooked – so may not suit all your guests.
Mix everything together and form it into a ball shape. Add shredded Parmesan to a bowl and place the cheese ball into the Parmesan. Roll to coat it completely in the shredded cheese.
Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge, removing it at least 15 minutes before it is required. Serve with vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, celery or even jicama sticks. You could make some homemade tortilla chips, or use your favorite low carb crackers.
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