Baked Cheese Balls with Sundried Tomatoes

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Sometimes I’m just looking for ways to make my life easier, like multitasking, like procrastinating and like baking instead of cooking.

This time I really wanted cheese balls but the ones you can usually find recipes for are the ones that mix a few kinds of cheese together, roll into a ball and serve with a nice piece of bread. Well, I wanted something different, I’m not sure why but these” raw” cheese balls are associated with either a fancy reception or breakfast in my head, so I had to come up with something different since I wanted to serve these for dinner.

After thinking about it, I decided to try and bake my cheese balls and make cheese bites.

So I decided I’d roll the balls in sesame, but of course I open the cupboard and see that I have maybe 1 tsp sesame left – great, now what?

I look above the sesame and I see a bag of walnuts – bingo! I can dice them in a food processor and voila! I get a walnut coating for my cheese bites. I mix, I roll, I coat, I bake, I hope, I cross my fingers and it works. I take the baked goodies out of the oven and they are beautiful and smell awesome. The kids taste test it and love it, the hubby gets it for dinner with a side of fresh salad and loves it. Well, I guess taking the short cut did work this time.

Baked Cheese Balls with sun dried tomatoes

 

Baked Cheese Balls with Sundried Tomatoes
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegetarian
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Serves: 25 Balls
 
Easy to make and bake. Just serve with fresh vegetables on the side and it's a party.
Ingredients
  • 75gr Cheese – Grated (1½ Cups)
  • ½ cup Cottage Cheese
  • ¼ cup Sun-dried Tomatoes – Chopped
  • 1 tsp Dry Basil
  • ½ tsp Dry Oregano
  • 5 tbsp Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • Diced Walnuts or Sesame Seeds for coating
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together (except for the walnuts/ sesame) until fully combined
  3. Scoop mix with a teaspoon and roll into balls
  4. Roll the balls in the diced walnuts or sesame seeds and place on a parchment paper covered baking sheet
  5. Place in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes and serve

 

Baked Cheese Balls with sun dried tomatoes