Cheese Ball Recipes

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Fantastic Gorgonzola and White Wine Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
30
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

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1
Great for holiday gatherings. Not like any other cheese ball. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Greek-Style Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
5
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: Unrated
165
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: Unrated
9
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: Unrated
18
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).

Flayed Man Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
86
This is a cheese ball cleverly disguised as a skinned human face. So gross and yet SOOOooo good! Arrange crackers, pretzels, or any snacks you want around the face and serve with a knife!

Easy Sausage Cheese Balls

Rating: Unrated
223
These are great for appetizers or for breakfast! Sausage cheese balls may be frozen before or after baking.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
1097
A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.

Jimmy Dean Sausage Cheese Balls

Rating: Unrated
123
Making appetizers is fun and easy with these cute and tasty sausage balls. They can even be made ahead of time, and frozen. Just thaw and bake when you need them!
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Easy Cheese Ball II

Rating: Unrated
652
A delicious and easy way to enjoy a cheese ball. Serve with crackers and enjoy! You can cut this recipe in half to make a smaller version. You could substitute Colby, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack cheese for the Cheddar the recipe calls for.

Traditional Christmas Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
48
I look forward to this simple, traditional cheese ball every year. It has been served during family Christmas Eve parties since before my time. The ingredients are few and inexpensive, and might be made year-round, but I reserve this one special appetizer for the holidays only to maintain its specialness. I love to serve Ritz crackers with the cheese ball to bring out its savory flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheese Ball III

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

Dried Fruit Cheese Ball

"I used dried cranberries and apricots. LOVED it." – Jennifer Baker

Ham Ball

Rating: Unrated
11

This is a great change from the original cheese ball. Very tasty!