For a slightly spicy cheeseball with lots of zing, try this easy recipe. If you don't care for cilantro, you can roll the ball in shredded Cheddar cheese or fresh chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, Worcestershire sauce and garlic salt. Mix together and form mixture into a ball. Roll ball in cilantro and serve with your favorite crackers.

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Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 1.9g; fat 19.5g; cholesterol 61.7mg; sodium 301.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
I used this recipe for a Bachlorette party. Instead of making it into a ball I formed it into another shape. Everyone loved it & the bride to be couldn't stop laughing. It tasted great too! Read More
(85)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I did not care for this cheeseball very much. It was quite bland. I like a little spicer cheeseball. Read More
(5)
81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 53
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
I used this recipe for a Bachlorette party. Instead of making it into a ball I formed it into another shape. Everyone loved it & the bride to be couldn't stop laughing. It tasted great too! Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the first cheeseball I have made and it has received rave reviews. It makes a very large portion so I now make two cheeseballs and freeze one. (You could also halve the recipe). I have found that the half portion is sufficient for any party. I modified the recipe a bit using 1 cup Mexican blend cheese and skipping the pepper jack (didn't have it on hand). I also skipped the jalapenos but added bacon and green onions. I doubled the Worcestershire sauce and rolled the cheeseball in the shredded cheese as the author suggested. The green peppers add great color and crunch. I highly recommend this recipe it's easy and different. Thanks Anita! Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I've now been requested to bring this cheeseball to two parties since I first served it. It's got just enough "kick" but doesn't make you run for a drink and it is easy to spread. I also left out the jalepenos and replaced them with green onion. I was out of worchester sauce so used extra virgin olive oil and it gave it a nice flavor as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
We loved this cheeseball! It was soft and easy to eat. I rolled it in finely chopped pecans for a great flavor. Jalepeno peppers were not on hand so I used half a green pepper and doubled the pepperjack cheese. It was great and no one bit into a chunk of jalepeno! I garnished with whole pecans and parsley for a very pretty look. Try this you'll like it! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2007
I loved it and my company loved it! Just a couple of things I did differently.. I added onion and a couple of drops of hot sauce. Very very good! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2007
I've made other cheese balls but they all seemed so ordinary. However I've added this to my party/potluck repertoire. Everyone at my husband's work was emailing me to get the recipe when I sent it with him for his Christmas party! Like others said it's got enough of a kick to make it stand out yet not too hot to keep most people away. I doubled the recipe and took another one home to my parents' house and it's now my dad's favorite. You can't go wrong with THIS cheeseball! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
I left out the green bell peppers and substituted green onions. It turned out GREAT!!!! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this last night for a Christmas party and it was great! Everyone was asking for the recipe. My husband is allergic to nuts so I just sprinkled cilantro on top. I'll be making this again soon! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was great! It was so easy to make. The cilantro gives it a great taste. It was a definite hit!!! Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I did not care for this cheeseball very much. It was quite bland. I like a little spicer cheeseball. Read More
(5)
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