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Classic Cheese Ball
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Cheese Ball Recipe

It's a tradition in my family to whip up a cheese ball for the holidays. This one is so easy to make and is perfect for snacking on in between big meals, or for party spreads!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Andrea


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder heaping
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder heaping
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt we like Lowry's
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce buffalo or other
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds), finely chopped


  • In a medium size mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), mix the cream cheese and seasonings until smooth. Sprinkle in the cheddar cheese and mix until just combined.
  • Roll the mixture into a round ball (you can lightly coat your hands with cooking spray if that makes it easier, but because the ball is cold it shouldn't be too much of an issue).
  • Place the chopped nuts into a standard size bowl and roll to cover the ball entirely. You may need to pat some of the nuts into the areas that aren't covered. Cover the cheese ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.


-Green onions are for garnish and are not included in the recipe.
-Feel free to add freshly minced dill to the cheese ball, chopped bacon or even nuts inside!


Serving: 24serving | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg