Classic Pimento Cheese Ball


This classic app is the perfect party treat made simple from Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 17 mins
6 servings


  • ¾ cup pecans

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 small dill pickle, minced

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar pimientos, drained and diced

  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil

For serving:

  • Crackers

  • Vegetables such as radishes, celery, or carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil. Spread the pecans on the foil-lined sheet and toast in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely. When cooled, give the pecans a rough chop and return to the foil-lined baking sheet.

  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese, garlic, pickle, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, pimentos, black pepper, hot sauce and pinch of cayenne pepper. Turn the mixer to medium speed and mix for about a minute. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.

  3. Form chilled mixture into a ball, and smooth out by hand. Roll the ball in the toasted chopped pecans. Keep in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

  4. Serve on a plate or board with an array of crackers or veggies like carrots, celery or radishes.


Use Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil to perfectly roast nuts that won't stick.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
43g Fat
27g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 56%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 279mg 21%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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