Cheeseball Recipes – A Collection of the Best

Find out how to make a delicious cheeseball by combining ingredients like cheese, garlic, cream cheese, nuts, bacon and other ingredients. Cheeseball recipes have been around for decades but they never lose their appeal!

So what do you serve with cheeseball recipes? Well they are great for dipping crackers, chips or bread slices and the softer ones are even good with softer ingredients. Take your pick but crackers are my preference.

Do You Serve Cheese Balls Chilled or Not?

Well you can leave your cheese ball at room temperature to soften it or keep it chilled until serving for extra firmness.

But don’t serve it too cold or you won’t be able to scrape bits off with the crackers. Don’t serve cheeseball recipes too warm either else they will melt!

They are a wonderful answer if you are looking for dinner party starter recipes or dinner party appetizers. You can make cheeseballs ahead and simply chill them until you are ready to serve the cheeseball along with whatever accompaniments you want.

Warning Don’t read the rest of this post if you’re already hungry, else you might start drooling on your keyboard!

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The Best Cheeseball Recipes

Cheeseballs are a combination of cheeses, seasoned with garlic, onion, and other piquant ingredients. Cheeseball recipes might feature cheddar cheese and cream cheese, or any other cheeses you want to use. You can serve cheeseballs cold or at room temperature or try some cheeseballs fried for a delicious twist on the conventional recipe.

Cheeseball Recipes: Easy New Years Appetizers

cheese ball recipeThese wonderful things are perfect for dinner parties or other kinds of get-togethers, if you want a make-ahead recipe, and you want something other than the stilton and pears appetizer you normally make.

If you are searching for the best recipes for New Years then consider cheeseball recipes you can make ahead and keep refrigerated until serving. Cheeseballs are a fantastic New Years appetizer recipe or starter recipe.

Keep the Cheeseball Recipes Flavors Interesting

You can even make cheese ball recipes with blue cheese. Try using your favorites but grate hard cheese and let cream cheese sit out for half an hour to reach room temperature, else it will be too stiff to blend. You can spice up cheeseball recipes with Tabasco sauce or chili powder if you wish.

Here are a few cheeseball recipes to get you started…

Onion Cheese Ball


8 oz (225g) cream cheese
1 minced onion
1 cup (85g) grated cheese
Minced ham or nuts, for rolling cheeseball

How to make it

Mix the ingredients well.

Roll the cheeseball in minced ham or nuts.

Keep chilled and then serve with Ritz crackers or similar, for scooping up all that cheesy goodness.

Sausage Cream Cheese Balls


1 pound (450g) pork hot sausage

1 cup (85g) shredded cheddar cheese

8 ounces (225g) softened cream cheese, softened

2 cups (240g) Bisquick baking mix

How to make them

Use parchment paper to line baking sheets.
Combine the cream cheese and sausage using a mixer.
Blend in the baking mix.
Now blend in the cheese until everything is well combined.
Scoop the sausage mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm balls) and arrange them on the baking sheets.
Chill for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Bake the Bisquick sausage cheese balls for 25 minutes and serve warm.

Cheese Whiz Cheese Ball


8 oz (225g) cream cheese at room temperature
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 jar Cheese Whiz
1/4 package onion soup mix
Finely chopped nuts

How to make it

This is one of my favorite cheeseball recipes. Mix the cream cheese, Cheeze Whiz, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce and parsley together and form into ball. Roll the cheese ball in the nuts and chill. Serve with crackers.

Kitchen Gadgets for Cheese – How to Make Your Cheese Experience Even More Fun

Kitchen gadgets for cheese have become a fantastic addition to every kitchen all over the world, as more people than ever before are using cheese in their recipes.

Cheese is a delicious ingredient, which is versatile and can be combined with numerous other ingredients. Therefore, the numbers of gadgets, which have been produced for cheese, are growing.

Cheeseball Recipes: Quality First!

oxo-graterWhether you want a grater or a slicer, you need to ensure that you purchase top quality kitchen gadgets for cheese – not just for cheeseball recipes but for any recipe requiring cheese.

If your budget is larger, you want to look at fondue sets and cheese making kits for you and your family to enjoy.

There is a huge array of different items, to suit every budget and need, you just have to search for the items you want.

If you are more adventurous you may want to make your own cheese and then you will need the equipment to make, press and wax the cheese.

However, if you are not that confident in the kitchen, fun, funky graters and top quality slicers can ensure that you can prepare cheese to a high standard. Everyone will love being in your kitchen when the accessories and gadgets come out to be used.

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Cheeseball Recipes: Choose Your Cheese!

So what cheese are you going to use for your cheeseball recipes? Although cream cheese and cheddar are popular choices, you might also like to consider blue cheese, mozzarella, and even brie or parmesan.

Grate your hard and medium cheeses, and let soft ones come to room temperature. That way you can blend all the cheeses together beautifully.

Here are Some More Cheeseball Recipes – Something Yum for Everyone

Garlic and Pimento Cheese Ball Recipe


8 oz (225g) cream cheese
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
8 oz (225g) sharp cheddar cheese
1 small jar pimento cheese spread
1 teaspoon Accent seasoning
3 tablespoons salad dressing
Chopped pecans

How to make it

This is one of the cheeseball recipes you can tweak. I leave out the Accent in mine. Put the cheeses in a large bowl and let the mixture stand until room temperature.

Add the Accent, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and salad dressing. Mix well and refrigerate overnight. Shape into a ball and roll in the chopped nuts. This cheese ball recipe can be frozen if you wrap it in foil first.

Velveeta Cheese Ball


1 cup (150g) chopped nuts
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 lbs (900g) Velveeta cheese
1 lb (450g) cream cheese
Chili powder

How to make it

Mix all the cheeses together, then add the nuts, garlic powder and salt. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll it in chili powder. Wrap it in foil and chill until firm.

Wine Cheese Ball with Paprika


½ lb (225g) cheddar cheese spread
¼ cup (60ml) Chianti or dry Sauternes wine
Parsley flakes
Garlic powder
Dry mustard
Black pepper

How to make it

Bring the cheeses to room temperature. Add the remaining ingredients except the paprika, and mix well. Sprinkle waxed paper heavily with paprika and roll the cheese into a ball. Roll it in the paprika and wrap in waxed paper. Place the cheese ball in the refrigerator until firm, then serve with crackers. If you want to incorporate wine, this is one of the best cheeseball recipes to consider.

Sweet Cheese Ball Recipe


½ cup (65g) powdered sugar
1 lb (450g) cream cheese, at room temperature
8 finely chopped maraschino cherries
2/3 cup (55g) flaked coconut
¾ cup (110g) finely chopped pecans or walnuts
Fresh fruit

How to make it

Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar, then beat in the cherries and coconut. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll it in the nuts. Cover and chill until serving, then serve with your choice of fresh fruit.

Pineapple Cheese Ball with Onion


8 oz (225g) cream cheese
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup (75g) minced green bell pepper
8 oz (225g) can crushed pineapple, drained
½ cup (75g) chopped pecans (optional)

How to make it

Put the chopped green pepper, onion and pineapple on paper towels to absorb any liquid. Blend the ingredients well. Refrigerate and chill for an hour or more, then shape into a ball. Roll in chopped pecans if you like. One of the fruitiest cheeseball recipes!

Shrimp Cheese Ball


9 oz (250g) cooked shrimp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon horseradish
1 tablespoon minced onion
8 oz (225g) cream cheese
Crushed pecans or walnuts

How to make it

Mix the shrimp, cream cheese, lemon juice, horseradish and onion together until creamy, then form into a ball. In another bowl, mix crushed pecans or walnuts with some parsley. Spread the nut mixture onto wax paper. Roll the cheese ball evenly in the nut mixture. Chill and serve.

Cheese Ball with Bacon and Pecans


8 oz (225g) cream cheese
2 tablespoons bacon bits
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon Tabasco
2 tablespoons minced onion
½ cup (75g) pecans

How to make it

Mix the ingredients together and roll in chili powder on wax paper. Chill and serve. This is one of the best cheeseball recipes for bacon fans.

Creamy Cheese Ball with Beef


cheese-wheel-sampler1 lb (450g) cream cheese
¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
8 stuffed olives
4 oz (115g) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup (80g) chopped walnuts
8 pieces dried beef
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons minced onion

How to make it

Combine all the ingredients except the nuts and mix together. Form into 1 to 2 balls. Roll the balls in the chopped walnuts. This cheeseball recipe is best if it is made a day ahead. Take it out of the refrigerator an hour before serving.

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Lemon Cayenne Cheese Ball


10 oz (285g) grated Cheddar cheese
1 lb (450g) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
3 oz (85g) finely chopped pecans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 minced garlic clove

How to make it

Mix the cream cheese with the grated cheddar and put the mixture in a bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Now chill until firm, then roll in the nuts. This recipe makes two cheese balls.

Spiced Party Cheese Ball


1 lb (450g) cream cheese
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ lb (110g) blue cheese
½ lb (225g) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup (125g) chopped pecans

How to make it

Bring the cheeses to room temperature and then combine them in a mixing bowl. Beat until well blended, add the Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Add ½ cup of the chopped pecans and chill the mixture. Shape into a ball and roll the cheeseball in the rest of the pecans. Chill well and serve with assorted crackers and fresh fruits like seedless grapes, and apple or pear slices. You can freeze some easy cheeseball recipes (including this one) if you want to.

Holiday Cheese Roll


¼ lb (110g) blue cheese
1 lb (450g) cream cheese
Juice of 2 garlic cloves
Juice of ½ onion
½ teaspoon salt
1 package Cracker Barrel cheese (sharp cheddar)
1 roll garlic cheese
½ tablespoon paprika

How to make it

Soften the ingredients (except the nuts) and mix together well. Form into 3 ball or rolls and roll each one in chopped nuts.

Cheese Balls Fried


2 cups (225g) shredded gouda cheese

2 egg whites or 1 whole egg

2 tablespoons cornstarch or all-purpose flour (cornflour or plain flour)

1/2 cup (60g) cracker crumbs, to dredge (optional)

Sauce, for dipping (anything goes!)

Oil, for deep frying

How to make them

Combine the egg, cheese and cornstarch or flour in a bowl until you get a soft dough.
Roll the dough into balls of 2 teaspoons each.
If you want, you can roll each one in cracker crumbs for a crispy coating.
Now pop the cheese balls in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Heat some oil to 350 degrees F and fry the cheeseballs until golden.
They should take half a minute to a minute per side.
Drain and serve the cheese balls fried to perfection with whichever sauce you prefer.
Let them rest for 10 minutes before serving because they will be extremely hot in the center.