This is the easiest, most elegant cheese ball that can be made for snacks or brought to a party at the last minute. Walnuts coat the outside. Serve with crackers of your choice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 cheese ball
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thoroughly mix together the softened cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and onion soup mix in a bowl. Chill in refrigerator for about 1/2 hour to firm up, if necessary. Form the mixture into a ball or log, and press the outside with walnuts.

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  • Serve on an appetizer tray or a decorative plate surrounded by assorted crackers.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 12.4g; cholesterol 27.2mg; sodium 245mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I tried this and it was very good. I made it for a party and everyone loved them. They were gone... thanks for the recipe will diffently make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
This was definitely too salty the first time I made this..the next time I made it I used 1/2 of an envelope of dry onion soup mix and substituted sliced almonds for the walnuts. If you let the cheese ball sit overnight covered the flavor is excellent! Read More
(9)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I tried this and it was very good. I made it for a party and everyone loved them. They were gone... thanks for the recipe will diffently make again. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
Wow! I've never made a cheese ball before I made this a few hours in advance and the onions turn into little chewy bits and the whole thing just tastes amazing. I used a fairly good quality sharp cheddar that I finely grated and I used chopped toasted pecans instead of walnuts. Everyone loved it thanks for a super simple recipe! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2010
This was definitely too salty the first time I made this..the next time I made it I used 1/2 of an envelope of dry onion soup mix and substituted sliced almonds for the walnuts. If you let the cheese ball sit overnight covered the flavor is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2009
I made this for a 4th of July party at my inlaws. I put it out on a plate and it was half gone before the party even started. I was not sure about it at first because of the cream cheese but it tastes great. You really don't even taste the soup mix. Super easy to make. Tried it with Wheat Thins and came out well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2009
WAY TOO SALTY!!!! Either needs to add more cream cheese or less onion mix. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2009
way too salty to much onion mix for my liking Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2009
I wish that I'd read the reviews before making up this recipe----it was WAY too salty! So salty that to salvage the recipe we added 4 times the amount of cream cheese to make it edible--ending up with 4 times the number of cheese balls we needed.....I wouldn't make this again. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2011
As other reviewer's mentioned there seemed to be way too much onion soup mix. You can get away with a quarter or half of the packet. I also added a couple splashes of Worcestershire sauce and rolled the mixture in crushed almonds. When you modify to your specific tastes it is an awesome starter recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Big hit extremely easy! Read More
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