Mr. Food: Pistachio Crusted Cheese Ball

January 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Makes 8 to 12 servings -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons green pepper, diced
1 tablespoon onion, diced
1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper, diced
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1 scallion
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1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except nuts and scallion, and mix well until thoroughly combined. On a large platter, form into a football shape.

2. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios to cover entire football. Slice scallion for decorating the cheese ball.

3. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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The "skinny" on pistachio nuts is that they're a good source of protein and fiber. Whether for everyday snacking by the handful or in our recipes for family mealtime or get-togethers with company, in a nutshell, pistachios are always a healthy choice.

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HEALTHY HIGHLIGHT: Since pistachio nuts are such a good source of protein and fiber, they're perfect for topping this and many of our other favorite recipes.

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