10 Cheese Balls Worth Serving to Guests
Who doesn't love a creamy and flavorful cheese ball? And we're not talking about the ones that leave your fingers orange, either. A classic cheese ball has a cream cheese base and mixes a variety of ingredients, to create mouth-watering appetizers. Nothing is off-limits: Blend in meats, veggies, chocolate, seasonings, shredded cheese, or fruit. The possibilities are endless. Coat the ball in nuts, parsley, sprinkles, or bread crumbs — it's up to you! This go-to appetizer (or dessert) can be served chilled or room-temp, making it perfect for entertaining. If you have guests coming over soon, learn our 10 favorite cheese ball recipes for serving company.
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
This cheese ball is an ideal option for a brunch gathering at your home, hence, the bacon. Zesty ranch dressing mixes for a perfect creamy base while crispy bacon adds a savory kick.
Mango Chutney Cheese Ball
This creamy appetizer blends cream cheese, raisins, bacon, green onions, and sour cream. After the cheese ball is molded, it's covered with rich mango chutney for the ultimate sweet and salty combo.
Dried Beef Cheese Ball
Reviewer LSBUI says, "It's the only cheese ball I make, and every time I take it to a party I always get asked for the recipe."
Green Chile Cheese Ball
Ruth's Roquefort Cheese Ball
Tangy blue cheese, crunchy celery, and hot pepper sauce mixed with cream cheese creates this appetizer that packs a punch. The generous coating of chopped or thinly sliced pecans balances out the tangy taste.
Spinach Cheese Ball
Lemon Cheese Ball
This is a fun dessert recipe to consider for a summer BBQ, since it incorporates powdered lemonade mix. Serve with a side of graham crackers (or bears) for sweet dipping.
Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pretzel Dip
"This was a huge hit with a kids party," says Michelle. This dessert cheese ball has peanut butter and chocolate, so you get the best of both worlds. Serve with pretzels for a sweet and salty pairing.
Crunchy Wasabi Cheese Balls
Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball
"Very tasty and perfectly spicy. Super easy to whip together," says EricaK. If you're a big cilantro fan, substitute it for parsley as the herb coating.