5 Minute Cream Cheese Spread (or Ball)
This is such an easy spread to make when you are in a hurry. Honestly, are we ever not in a hurry these days? It is really good and it received rave reviews at our last Pot Luck. The hardest part is getting your ingredients together and then it can be whipped up literally in a jiffy. Measurements do not really matter, just eye ball it; taste and adjust fire.
- 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
- 2 hand fulls of 4 cheese blend shredded cheese or mexican blend
- 1 large hand full of parmesean cheese
- 1 tsp minced onion
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 6-8 shakes Tabasco Sauce
- 3-5 shakes Worcestershire Sauce
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- 2 green onions, chopped (can use frozen **)
- dried parsley, optional
In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese using a hand mixer; add shredded cheeses and mix until combined. Add Tabasco, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and green onions. Using mixer blend well. Spread into serving bowl or dish, sprinkle with parsley, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made the day before. Serve with club crackers or Ritz crackers.
To make it into a cheese ball, add more shredded cheese; chill for an hour or so, then shape into a ball. Roll in parsley or pecans.
**Tip: Slice green onions in advance; place in small freezer bags, label and store for later use.