This recipe became a favorite of mine about 2 years ago. I make it for every party I have and every party I go to. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, Cheddar, sharp Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses, onion powder, garlic powder, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and refrigerate mixture 1 hour.

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  • Shape mixture into a ball. Roll ball in chopped pecans.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 12.4g 25% DV; carbohydrates 4g 1% DV; fat 32.7g 50% DV; cholesterol 70.7mg 24% DV; sodium 356.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
I've made this recipe quite a few times and I've started adding about 3/4 of a can of chopped green chilis to the recipe. It adds a little bit of color and texture and a little more 'kick' to the cheeseball! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2005
I as did several other "taste testers" did not think this was hot at all. I even used a cheese called Fiery Fiesta (has habenero peppers in it!) and all we could taste was worcestershire sauce and I even backed off on it! I only used 1/2 t. of the worcestershire sauce. If I tried it again I think I'd eliminate the worcestershire sauce use hot sauce instead and use 3c pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar and ex-sharp cheddar. Read More
(35)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
I've made this recipe quite a few times and I've started adding about 3/4 of a can of chopped green chilis to the recipe. It adds a little bit of color and texture and a little more 'kick' to the cheeseball! Read More
(39)
Rating: 2 stars
04/13/2005
I as did several other "taste testers" did not think this was hot at all. I even used a cheese called Fiery Fiesta (has habenero peppers in it!) and all we could taste was worcestershire sauce and I even backed off on it! I only used 1/2 t. of the worcestershire sauce. If I tried it again I think I'd eliminate the worcestershire sauce use hot sauce instead and use 3c pepper jack cheese instead of cheddar and ex-sharp cheddar. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
An excellent cheese ball. And I don't normally get excited over cheese balls. Don't let the name scare you. It won't set you on fire. Just great flavor. I always get requests for the recipe. I toast almonds and chop them fine for the outer layer. Another alternative is toasted sesame seeds on the outside. I always do for a Thanksgiving app. Travels well and can do the day b4. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2008
The best cheese ball ever! We love spicy so I add chopped jalepenos! Thanks so much for this recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
This cheese ball rocks! I made it for my husband's Christmas party and it was the first thing to go. I cut the Worchestshire sauce in half and added 1 tsp. horseradish. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
Made this for my parents Christmas party and it was the first thing gone!! I used a pepper jack that used habanero pepper so after sitting the cheeseball does have a little more kick. It was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
The title is very misleading as this is not a "Hot" cheese ball. I highly recommend using a mixer to mix everything and then add items to your taste. Per the other reviews I reduced the Worcestershire to 1/2 Tbsp. I was out of garlic powder so I added 1 tsp minced garlic. After many testings I ended up adding 1 tsp horseradish 1/2 tsp Gator Hammock hot sauce and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. For easier shaping I shaped the cheese ball in plastic wrap and put it in the fridge so when it came out it was ready to go. It turned out great! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is a very tasty cheese spread. Don't let the name fool you-the pepper jack cheese gives the spread just enough kick to make it interesting but not hot. I made this recipes for New Year's Eve and my husband and I both really enjoyed it. I will be making this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2008
Very fast and easy to put together. Has a nice flavor but I wouldn't call it a hot pepper cheese ball as it has a very mellow flavor and I followed the recipe exactly. That being said I would make it again. Also be sure you take it out of the fridge about an hour before serving so it spreads easily and for better flavor. Read More
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