Serve this cheese spread on special occasions with whole wheat crackers, pita chips and cut-up celery.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese in small bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.

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  • Mix in all remaining ingredients except pecans; cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

  • Shape into ball; roll in pecans. Serve with assorted NABISCO Crackers.

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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2015
Brilliant recipe! It was a definite hit and very more-ish. I made a couple of changes simply because of what was on hand - I grated Red Leicester cheese from the block and used light cream cheese. I also ended up only making half a recipe but it scaled down beautifully. I would recommend trying to grate the red pepper and onion - even though it turns the ingredients into a sort of mush they then blends into the cheese smoothly and evenly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2015
made it and was tasteless. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2015
Brilliant recipe! It was a definite hit and very more-ish. I made a couple of changes simply because of what was on hand - I grated Red Leicester cheese from the block and used light cream cheese. I also ended up only making half a recipe but it scaled down beautifully. I would recommend trying to grate the red pepper and onion - even though it turns the ingredients into a sort of mush they then blends into the cheese smoothly and evenly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2015
Brilliant recipe! It was a definite hit and very more-ish. I made a couple of changes simply because of what was on hand - I grated Red Leicester cheese from the block and used light cream cheese. I also ended up only making half a recipe but it scaled down beautifully. I would recommend trying to grate the red pepper and onion - even though it turns the ingredients into a sort of mush they then blends into the cheese smoothly and evenly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
I made this recipe ahead of time for a Christmas Eve appetizer. I didn't use an electric mixer just good old fashioned muscle power. It was such a huge hit that I have emailed it to several guests who asked for the recipe. Super easy and delish! I may add a dash of hot sauce or a whisper of chili powder or cayenne pepper next time for a little kick depending on the guest list. I halved the recipe and the ball was still large...great for making 2 or more balls and having plates in various locations. An instant classic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2018
I omitted the bell peppers and substituted seasoning salt. Great recipe thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
This is a PHENOMENAL recipe and soooo easy peasy! Brought to a party and everyone raved about it. I only review if I make the recipe as written - note you shouldn t review or critique if you haven t made it because that s not fair to the author. This one requires no adjustments. My only feedback is that it makes a really BIG cheese ball so you may want to half the recipe or make two of them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
The only change I make to this recipe is with the Worcestershire Sauce; to me it has a over-powering flavor so I use one teaspoon instead of two. I've been making this recipe since the 70's -- got it from an old Kraft recipe book which I still have!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
I have been making this cheese ball for years and the secret is to put some cayenne pepper in it (depending on how hot you want it). I usually put in a teaspoon. Every time I make it someone asks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2018
Tasty but WHEW the blue cheese onion and garlic made it pungent. Don t eat this at a New Years party no one will kiss you at midnight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
I made it. It was amazing Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2015
made it and was tasteless. Read More