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Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

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This Thanksgiving Cheese Ball is the perfect low carb and keto friendly dish to share with your guests! With pecans and homemade dried cranberries.

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

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I recently re-made my low carb dried cranberries – they are SO good!

Low Carb Dried Cranberries

I just knew that they would be perfect for a festive cheese ball – together with some delicious toasted pecans. Let me know what you think!

How to Make a Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Toast the pecans by placing them in a non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Continue to cook – stirring frequently – for 5 minutes or until aromatic. 

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

Remove from the heat and let cool. 

In a bowl, combine the toasted pecans, low carb dried cranberries, and some chopped fresh chives. Set aside. 

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

To a large bowl add room temperature cream cheese and shredded cheese (I used an Italian blend), and beat to combine as much as possible. 

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

Add HALF the pecan mixture and stir into the cream cheese. Use your hands to form everything into a ball, then wrap it in plastic wrap. 

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

Chill in the fridge for at least an hour. When ready to serve, press the remaining pecan mixture into the outside of the cheese ball. 

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

Serve with celery, cucumber sticks, or (as shown here) flaxseed crackers and low carb pita chips

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball - a fantastic snack with low carb dried cranberries and pecans!

This cheese ball is creamy, nutty, and tart all at the same time! And the colors look great!

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Keto Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Thanksgiving Cheese Ball is the perfect low carb and keto friendly dish to share with your guests! With pecans and homemade dried cranberries.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup low carb dried cranberries
  • 2 tbs chopped fresh chives
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, eg Italian blend or cheddar

Instructions

  1. Toast the pecans by placing them in a non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Continue to cook - stirring frequently - for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from the heat and let cool. 
  2. In a bowl, combine the toasted pecans, low carb dried cranberries, and some chopped fresh chives. Set aside. 
  3. To a large bowl add the cream cheese and shredded cheese, and beat to combine as much as possible. 
  4. Add HALF the pecan mixture and stir into the cream cheese. 
  5. Use your hands to form everything into a ball, then wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  6. When ready to serve, press the remaining pecan mixture into the outside of the cheese ball. 

Notes

3.5g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size Eighth of the cheese ball
Amount Per Serving Calories 260Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 43mgSodium 181mgCarbohydrates 6.9gNet Carbohydrates 3.5gFiber 3.4gProtein 6g
Adapted from this recipe.

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