Linda’s Cheddar-Pecan Cheese Ball and Stuffed Jalapeños

Linda's Cheddar-Pecan Cheeseball and Stuff Jalapeños

Linda Skeens became a viral sensation overnight for her blue-ribbon recipes, and now, she’s sharing even more, including her Cheddar-Pecan Cheese Ball and Stuffed Jalapeños!

Linda's Cheddar-Pecan Cheese Ball
Makes 1 (1¼-pound) ball
  • 2 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) block Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 6 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons pimientos (small jar)
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers, to serve
  1. Mix together cream cheese, Cheddar, lemon juice, bell pepper, onion, pimientos, and salt. Shape cheese mixture into a ball. Roll cheese ball in chopped pecans, and serve your choice of sturdy crackers.

Stuffed Jalapeños
Makes 66 servings
  • 1 pound mild sausage
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 33 jalapeños*, sliced in half lengthwise and seeds removed
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a skillet, cook sausage until brown. Set aside.
  3. Mix together cream cheese and Parmesan; add sausage and mix well. Stuff the peppers with cheese mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
*Please use gloves to seed peppers. They can be hot!

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