A delicious cheese ball that combines sour cream, butter, cream cheese, and Worcestershire sauce with finely chopped pepperoni. Try it with crackers or pretzels.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pepperoni slices in a food processor or blender, and pulse until finely chopped. Set aside.

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  • In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, butter, and sour cream. Mix well with a mixer. Add chopped pepperoni, and mix well. Form into small balls, place on a serving platter, and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; 6 g protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 49.7 mg cholesterol; 387.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2006
I'm very easy to please but I was disappointed in this recipe. I liked the idea of using pepperoni but the consistency didn't lend itself to making individual balls. That would have been a huge waste of time. It's possible to make it into one large ball or log but again it's lacking something in the consistency so this recipe as is would be best used as a bowl dip. I think I would eliminate most or all of the sour cream and butter and maybe try putting some dry Ranch mix or something similar in. EDIT: To be fair after this was left in the refrigerator overnight the consistency and taste were much much better. You could probably roll it into individual balls but spreading it on crackers is just fine. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
for years i've been making a pepperoni cheese ball. Just Cream cheese softened add pepperoni that has been thru the food processor. mix together and chill. Take extra pepperoni that has been through the food processor sprinkle on was paper. Ball cheese mixture and roll through grated pepperoni. No extra ingredients!!!! Everyone loves this and they will ask for the recipe and i tell them it's really complicated and hard to make!!! Read More
(10)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2006
I'm very easy to please but I was disappointed in this recipe. I liked the idea of using pepperoni but the consistency didn't lend itself to making individual balls. That would have been a huge waste of time. It's possible to make it into one large ball or log but again it's lacking something in the consistency so this recipe as is would be best used as a bowl dip. I think I would eliminate most or all of the sour cream and butter and maybe try putting some dry Ranch mix or something similar in. EDIT: To be fair after this was left in the refrigerator overnight the consistency and taste were much much better. You could probably roll it into individual balls but spreading it on crackers is just fine. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2006
I'm very easy to please but I was disappointed in this recipe. I liked the idea of using pepperoni but the consistency didn't lend itself to making individual balls. That would have been a huge waste of time. It's possible to make it into one large ball or log but again it's lacking something in the consistency so this recipe as is would be best used as a bowl dip. I think I would eliminate most or all of the sour cream and butter and maybe try putting some dry Ranch mix or something similar in. EDIT: To be fair after this was left in the refrigerator overnight the consistency and taste were much much better. You could probably roll it into individual balls but spreading it on crackers is just fine. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2010
for years i've been making a pepperoni cheese ball. Just Cream cheese softened add pepperoni that has been thru the food processor. mix together and chill. Take extra pepperoni that has been through the food processor sprinkle on was paper. Ball cheese mixture and roll through grated pepperoni. No extra ingredients!!!! Everyone loves this and they will ask for the recipe and i tell them it's really complicated and hard to make!!! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 2 stars
09/19/2005
The taste was kinda bland pepperoni is meant to be spicy but the the sour cream spoils it so i had to add some curry powder that added some zing. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2006
I made this with Neufchâtel Cheese and like the previous reviewer formed it into a log-shape. The leftovers were good on some toasted Viennese bread. Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2008
I changed it as well. I used a food processor and mixed the pepperoni cream cheese Worcestershire 2 Tbsp sour cream 1 tsp oregano and 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. I thought it was good served it with chips. Next time I would add a little red pepper flakes for spice. Let sit for a few hours or overnight to blend flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2009
Awesome at my tailgate party Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/16/2008
Thought the pepperoni flavor was too strong. Just didn't care for them. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2006
I liked this recepie. It was something different from the usual cheese balls. However I formed it into one cheese log rather than small cheese balls. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
A great little appetizer that has very nice presentation. I used a small cookie scoop and made lots of little balls rather than just 12 as the recipe states. Each one was perfect to place on a Ritz cracker. I put a toothpick in each one to make picking up easier. Read More
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