A decadent cheese ball made with blue cheese, onion and spices. Adjust the amount of heat to suit your guests. This is perfect if you are a blue cheese lover!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and blue cheese. Blend in the celery, onion, hot pepper sauce, and cayenne pepper. Chill overnight, or until firm.

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  • Roll the chilled cheese mixture into a ball, and coat with pecans. Wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

206.6 calories; 5.4 g protein; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 38.8 mg cholesterol; 235 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
I made this for the Super Bowl and it was a major hit. I made a variation that worked out well. I combined all of the ingredients except the hot sauce. Then I divided it into four and added a different hot sauce ranging from Roasted Garlic to INSANITY to each one. I then made four mini balls. That way I had a cheese ball for everyone's taste. If you do this note that you will need more pecans. Maybe a cup. Also make sure you keep track of which ball has which hot sauce. I labeled mine both on the baggie in the fridge and on the platter. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2008
Great Idea but needs more blue cheese flavor. I would probably double the blue cheese amount and then add additional spices. I expected it to have that blue cheese tang which it didn't. The pecans were a nice touch. I mixed those in with the cheese ball as well. I would make this again but add more blue cheese. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
I made this for the Super Bowl and it was a major hit. I made a variation that worked out well. I combined all of the ingredients except the hot sauce. Then I divided it into four and added a different hot sauce ranging from Roasted Garlic to INSANITY to each one. I then made four mini balls. That way I had a cheese ball for everyone's taste. If you do this note that you will need more pecans. Maybe a cup. Also make sure you keep track of which ball has which hot sauce. I labeled mine both on the baggie in the fridge and on the platter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
I made this for the Super Bowl and it was a major hit. I made a variation that worked out well. I combined all of the ingredients except the hot sauce. Then I divided it into four and added a different hot sauce ranging from Roasted Garlic to INSANITY to each one. I then made four mini balls. That way I had a cheese ball for everyone's taste. If you do this note that you will need more pecans. Maybe a cup. Also make sure you keep track of which ball has which hot sauce. I labeled mine both on the baggie in the fridge and on the platter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2007
Since I didn't have any crackers handy I decided to make a dip instead of a cheese ball. I used 6 oz. cream cheese and added a cup of sour cream. I also added a little extra of the celery and onion (maybe 1 tbsp. each?). If you like more blue cheese you could add it. The "dip" was fantastic! Several asked for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
This is delicious. I wanted to make something interesting for Christmas and ended up making more for New Years. My children who love blue cheese yet don't like onions found it irresistable. I never had time to put pecans on it did not matter. I also tried more spice on the second batch and found it just as appealing. TRY THIS for something new and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
This was the second cheese ball I ever made and it was really good. I formed it into the shape of a baseball (for my son's birthday party) and used some pepperoni for the laces. I was a real "home run" with my guests. Man that was cheesy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
I served this with fresh grapes and crackers. It was excellent and at the end of the evening there was nothing left. Since that evening friends have call to ask for the recipe. I would recommend this to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2008
I've made this twice in the last two weeks to rave reviews. I used 4 ounces of blue cheese (the Danish Rosenberg Mellow Blue kind)and I used red onion instead of cooking onion and added a few more dashes of Frank's Red Hot Sauce and a generous pinch of cayenne. I have used both chopped pecans and walnuts successfully. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
I thought this recipe was a little bland as written. I thought all of the flavors needed to be stronger. I could not taste the cayenne or hot sauce at all so I increased to at least 1/4 tsp of cayenne and 10-15 drops of Cholula hot sauce. Next time I would probably add 1-2 more TBS of celery and onion too for more texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I absolutely loved this cheese appetizer and so did my company! I used a high quality blue cheese and prepared it the day before. The next day I ate the leftovers on a spoon. yummmm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2007
Truly a very tasty blue cheesey appetizer. We love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2008
Great Idea but needs more blue cheese flavor. I would probably double the blue cheese amount and then add additional spices. I expected it to have that blue cheese tang which it didn't. The pecans were a nice touch. I mixed those in with the cheese ball as well. I would make this again but add more blue cheese. Read More
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