My Favorite “go-to” Cheese Ball Recipe… Quick & Easy!

 

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Today I am sharing something that my husband is crazy about… besides me, of course! 😉 He LOVES a good cheese ball.  Particularly the Cheese balls that I make. Yep. I thought I’d share the easy recipe that I use  here on the blog today! The only problem I have is I never use the exact recipe every time. Thats just how I roll. Sometimes this makes it difficult for me to share recipes but I’m going to do my best! Doesn’t it look wonderful?!! My bffhubby is munching away on it right now and he says it tastes wonderful too. He kept asking me when I’d be done taking photos so he could eat it. Oh what he has to put up with being married to a blogger! 🙂

 

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

This cheese ball would be a great appetizer to serve at or bring to a party!

It all starts with the cream cheese. Seriously, isn’t cream cheese an ingredient that makes anything good? I sure think so! This is your MUST have. Many of the other ingredients can be adjusted to your liking or what you have on hand. Another item I find to be wonderful {mainly only in cheese balls} is a bit of worcestershire sauce. I personally like my cheese mild but you can use whatever type of grated cheese you prefer——>> anything goes on this one. I love the finely chopped/minced fresh parsley also. Fresh parsley adds a freshness that is divine. I play around with seasonings. I will give you a basic combo that works great. Thats why I call it my “go-to” recipe.

AND… here we go!

My Favorite “go-to” Cheese Ball Recipe

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My Favorite "go-to" Cheese Ball Recipe... Quick & Easy!

This is my favorite "go-to" Cheese Ball. This is a basic recipe. Some items can be adjusted or even omitted and it will still be yummy. You may also add fresh veggies of your choice to jazz it up a bit if you prefer!
Course Cheese ball
Cuisine Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Jillene@inkhappi.com

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese two 8 oz packages
  • 1 cup generous shredded cheese of choice I prefer a 4 cheese blend
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar optional
  • 1 Tbs dehydrated onion if you wish
  • 1 Tbs + 1 tsp Fresh diced/minced parsley
  • 1 1/2 Cups chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. I used my kitchen-aid with the paddle attachment. You can also mix it by hand.
  2. First soften cream cheese at room temperature until it is a creamy blend-able texture and won't clump. Mix the cream cheese together well until it's creamy.
  3. Next add all the other ingredients in the bowl and blend together very well. Make sure all the seasonings are distributed throughout the cheese ball.
  4. You can form your cheese ball immediately or let it sit in the refrigerator for a half hour or so to firm it up. Form the mixture into a ball and coat with pecans.
  5. Chill until serving.
  6. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies! Yum!

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Gather ingredients…

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Mix all ingredients together really well…

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Form into a ball…

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Add your nuts and there you go!

VARIATIONS:

This is where I make suggestions on adjustments you can make. 

The above recipe is my favorite “go-to” Cheese Ball Recipe. This is a basic recipe. Some items can be adjusted or even omitted and it will still be yummy. You may also add fresh veggies of your choice to jazz it up a bit if you prefer!

*add fresh minced green onion in place of dehydrated onion

*add diced green or red pepper

*replace my suggested seasonings with: 2 Tbs ranch dressing mix, onion soup mix, or italian dressing mix

Thats it! I hope you enjoyed this cheese ball recipe. My bffhubby is munching on it as I type. hee hee

How to make a Cheese ball. A quick and easy go-to cheese ball recipe!

Come back tomorrow and I will show you how to turn your Cheese ball into a football and put it on a diy display that I show you how to create including a printable. This will surely make you the hit of the party if you share it at a football party of some sort. Come back and see what it’s all about!

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About Jillene

Hi! I'm Jillene, barely 50 going on 20 again. Ha! I believe that life is to be enjoyed. I am enthusiastic, fun, and happy. I love to make others happy as well. I hope to be able to put my talents to good use in order to inspire, encourage, and help others through my website "inkhappi-putting the {i} in happi! {inkhappi.com} I share Graphic design, decor, & MORE! I love to be creative and I am ready to [C R E A T E] ! Looking forward to where life takes me from here. :)

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