Zippy Cheese Log Recipe

Zippy Cheese Log Recipe

Ingredients

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

1 cup small curd 4% cottage cheese

1 envelope (1 ounce) Parmesan Italian salad dressing mix

4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided

1/2 cup minced fully cooked ham

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Assorted crackers

How to make it

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cottage cheese and salad dressing mix until blended.

Line the bottom and sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. dish with waxed paper. Spread cheese mixture evenly in dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove waxed paper with cheese from dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons parsley in a 13-in. x 1-in. strip 1/2 in. from one long edge. Sprinkle ham over remaining cheese mixture.

Starting with parsley edge, carefully roll up jelly-roll style. Combine walnuts and remaining parsley; roll log in parsley mixture. Cut log in half; wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Serve with crackers.
Yield: 2 cheese logs (about 1-3/4 cups each).