Similar to other cheese ball recipes, yet different! Our family has this every year as a prelude to Thanksgiving dinner, along with a relish tray, to use up those last few minutes while the turkey's browning. Double it and freeze one for New Year's! Serve with an array of crackers.

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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 food processor, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, blue cheese, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Process until well blended. Add olives, and pulse into small chunks.

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  • Shape the mixture into a ball, and roll in the chopped pecans to coat. Wrap in plastic, and chill at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

243.3 calories; 8 g protein; 2.6 g carbohydrates; 51.4 mg cholesterol; 461.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
This cheese ball is wonderful. I did double the cheddar cheese and used a few pimento-stuffed olives out of a jar instead of the can called for in the recipe. I also had to refrigerate the mixture before it would roll into a ball. Other than those changes everything was perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2006
Followed the recipe to the T it never stood up I could never shape it into a ball. Read More
(14)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
This cheese ball is wonderful. I did double the cheddar cheese and used a few pimento-stuffed olives out of a jar instead of the can called for in the recipe. I also had to refrigerate the mixture before it would roll into a ball. Other than those changes everything was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
This cheese ball is wonderful. I did double the cheddar cheese and used a few pimento-stuffed olives out of a jar instead of the can called for in the recipe. I also had to refrigerate the mixture before it would roll into a ball. Other than those changes everything was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
Great taste. I don't have a food processor. I just let all the cheeses get to room temperature then mixed them with a fork or even easier with my very clean hands. I didn't have pecans. Used walnuts and it worked fine. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2005
This was the best cheeseball I've ever tasted including Hickory Farms. The flavor is strong and delicious. It holds it's shape great and can be made the night before and tastes just as good. Nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2004
Caution: Don't think "I love blue cheese" and add more because that makes it too bluecheesy. (I tried it.) Made as is this is really good. Thanks for the recipie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
This recipe seemed to make a better cheese "spread" than a "ball" but I wasn't put out by that at all. It was delicious. Although I hate when people review a recipe and then tell everyone all the substitutions they made I did use feta (because I had it)instead of bleu cheese. The results were great. I will be making this one again before Christmas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2007
I just finieshed making this and I loved the flavor of this cheese ball. I did omit the olives though because don't care for them. I also chilled it for about 2 hours and it was very easy to make into a ball after that. I can't wait to see how my family like it on Thanksgiving!Definitely a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2006
Followed the recipe to the T it never stood up I could never shape it into a ball. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2004
I don't have a food processor so made it in the mixer - the "wimps" said "too much blue cheese" - the real men and women said "not enough" I doubled it and the first disappeared right away and I had to protect my frozen one so it would last until Xmas!It wasn't ready to roll into a ball when done but did o.k. after sitting in the refrigerator overnite. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/27/2005
We didnt really like the flavor... too much olive. Also it was too soft to make into a ball right away had to let it sit in the fridge for a while. Read More
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