Holiday CheeseBall


Serving Size:
1-1/2 tablespoons

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Catalina or Russian salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup finely ground walnuts 


  1. Soften the cream cheese.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, salad dressing and onion powder.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Form cheese mixture into a ball.
  5. Place ground walnuts on a plate and roll the cheese ball to cover.
  6. Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.

Helpful hints

  • Serve cheese ball with low-sodium crackers and apple slices.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 140

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 4 g

Fat 13 g

Cholesterol 24 mg

Sodium 131 mg

Potassium 55 mg

Phosphorus 32 mg

Calcium 6 mg

Fiber .3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 milk
  • 1-1/2  fat

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