Cheese and crackers takes on a whole new meaning in this Artichoke-Cheese Puffs recipe - a party-perfect appetizer that you can make ahead! How’s that for easy entertaining?
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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42 Ritz Crackers, divided
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
1/4 cup Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 cup chopped drained canned artichoke hearts
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How do I make it ?
Crush 10 crackers; place crumbs in shallow dish. Mix cheeses and artichokes; shape into 32 balls, using 2 tsp. for each ball. Coat with crumbs; place in shallow pan. Refrigerate 30 min.
Heat oven to 350°F. Place remaining crackers in single layer on baking sheet; top each with 1 cheese ball.
Bake 15 min. or until heated through.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
If cheese mixture is too soft to shape into balls, refrigerate until firm enough to roll into balls as directed.
Coated unbaked cheese balls can be stored in refrigerator up to 24 hours before placing on crackers and baking as directed.
Add one of the following to the crumbs before using to coat cheese balls as directed: toasted sesame seed; chopped fresh dill or fresh chives; finely chopped red, green and yellow peppers. Or omit the crumbs and coat cheese balls with one of these suggested coatings before placing on crackers and baking as directed.
Serve these delicious appetizers cold. Coat cheese balls and refrigerate as directed. Place 1 cheese ball on each cracker just before serving.
Add finely chopped red, green and yellow peppers to the crumbs before using to coat cheese balls as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 8 g
Saturated fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g
Makes 16 servings, 2 cheese puffs (26 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.