Cheese Ball Recipes

Festive and fancy, but still so easy, make a cheese ball for your next gathering. Browse 140+ trusted cheese ball recipes complete with ratings, reviews and mixing tips.

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Fantastic Gorgonzola and White Wine Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.47 stars
A huge success! This cheese ball featuring the sharp flavors of Gorgonzola and white wine is very popular with my Italian family. You can substitute chopped parsley or mixed herbs for the paprika.

Hannah's Cheese Ball

Rating: 4 stars
Great for holiday gatherings. Not like any other cheese ball. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Greek-Style Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.5 stars
I just wasn't satisfied with the ingredients in other cheese ball recipes. So, I made my own and took it to a Christmas party, where it was enjoyed by all. You can also experiment with other Greek-themed ingredient options such as sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata or green olives, pepperoncini, etc. Surround cheese balls with your favorite crackers. For a true 'Greek' theme, try toasted pita chips.

Dried Beef Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.44 stars
This recipe is our family's holiday favorite. Grandma usually doubles the recipe, otherwise it won't last long! It can be rolled in ground nuts, bacon bits, or left plain.

Bacon-Bleu Cheese Ball

Rating: 5 stars
A zesty bleu-cheese, bacon, and onion cheese ball. Best served with multi-grain crackers. The recipe I reworked for this cheese ball called for 1 pound of bacon fried, drained, and crumbled. I didn't have time for all that, so used the bacon bits and found them at least as good and less mess. Make sure your cream cheese is really soft, or else it is a little hard to mix well. Bon Appetit!

Green Chile Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.87 stars
This mouth-watering appetizer is ideal for any party, from Super Bowl Sunday to book club meetings. Awe your friends with this Southwestern-style cheese ball! Place on a nice serving dish with an assortment of crackers (I believe that Wheat Thins go the best with this dish).

Cheese Ball III

Rating: 4.74 stars
This cheese ball is one our family has had and used for 20 years. We love it. It's simple, and most of the ingredients are kept on hand. Roll it in nuts or parsley, if desired. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.73 stars
Any cheese ball is a welcome addition to a holiday party spread, but when you bring one that looks like a pine cone, you're talking about a real showstopper.

Blue Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.64 stars
Only five ingredients combine to make an unforgettable classic cheese ball with the distinctive flavor of blue cheese.

Tuna Ball

Rating: 4.51 stars
There's nothing fancy about the tuna ball, but it tastes great at parties and other get-togethers. Chopped pecans give this blend of tuna, cream cheese, and onion a light crunch. I love this appetizer with veggies, crackers ,and veggies.

Chicken Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.47 stars
The easiest and tastiest cheese ball you have ever tried. It is made using cream cheese and canned chicken!

Holiday Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.29 stars
This is a cheese ball that is great for an appetizer at a party. You can dress is up with nuts on the outside or a little extra hot pepper sauce for that extra zing!!

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Cheese Ball III
Rating: Unrated
"The whole cheese ball was gobbled up. My sister said she'd rather eat it instead of dinner!" – Kabrina Orchard