Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls are a delicious alternative to meatballs. This hearty appetizer is packed with flavor! Dip them in a chipotle sauce for an extra spicy bite!
Soy Chorizo Cheddar Balls
Looking for a flavorful vegetarian appetizer that everyone will want to taste?
If you are bored with sharing a fruit and veggie platter for guests that don’t eat meat, then this is the perfect snack to munch on!
Not that those are bad choices to serve for appetizers, but sometimes that’s the only option a vegetarian eater will have.
Soy chorizo really has filled that tasty gap that I’ve found will some meatless dishes.
Meatless chorizo cheese balls
With a family of hearty meat-eaters (except Ashley) no one knew that those dishes were vegetarian friendly. I’m finding that I prefer the soy chorizo!
Soy chorizo doesn’t have any grease in it, it’s low in calories, and I’m super pleased with the mouthwatering flavor of all the spices!
Chorizo cheese balls can be made in advance!
As you start to plan your holiday gatherings keep this recipe in mind! These chorizo balls can be made at a moments notice, but you can also make this ahead of time.
Roll up the balls, put them on a baking sheet and freeze for about twenty minutes.
Once the balls are hard, place them in freezer bags or use a food vacuum saver like Foodsaver before putting them in the freezer!
You’ll have a scrumptious appetizer to bring to the open house or can pop them in the oven for those folks that drop by for some holiday cheer!
Serve with these cheese balls with chipotle Sauce
Oh, and don’t skip making he chipotle sauce!
It is spicy and flavorful 3 ingredient mix; Greek yogurt, chipotle sauce and cilantro!
Adjust the heat to your preference by adding a teaspoon of the chipotle at a time!
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 12 - 16 ounce soy chorizo
- 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted and cooled
Chipotle Dipping Sauce
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 2-3 teaspoons (to taste) sauce from can of chipotle chiles
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 554Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 1727mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 0gProtein: 41g
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Adapted from Martha Stewart’s Sausage Cheddar Balls