Easy and Delicious Cheese Ball Recipe from USA

Cheese Ball

Easy and Delicious Cheese Ball Recipe from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8-10


Cheese Ball
Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are a classic party appetizer that are always a hit with guests. This recipe combines creamy cream cheese with savory meat and flavorful seasonings to create a delicious and easy-to-make cheese ball that is perfect for any occasion.


The cheese ball has been a popular party food since the 1940s, when it first appeared in cookbooks and on party menus. Originally made with cream cheese and cheddar cheese, the cheese ball has evolved over the years to include a variety of different ingredients and flavors.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the ingredients together until well combined and shape the mixture into a ball.


  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the cheese ball mixture for added texture and flavor.
  • Roll the cheese ball in chopped herbs or spices for a colorful and flavorful coating.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the cream cheese soften at room temperature before mixing it with the other ingredients. This will ensure that the cheese ball is smooth and creamy.

- Use a variety of meats, such as ham, bacon, or salami, to add different flavors and textures to the cheese ball.

- For a more intense flavor, let the cheese ball chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the cheese ball with crackers, breadsticks, or vegetable sticks for dipping.

Cooking Techniques

Mixing, shaping, and chilling.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute the meat with cooked bacon or chopped ham for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the cheese ball ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the cheese ball on a platter with a variety of crackers and garnish with fresh herbs or edible flowers.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the cheese ball with a crisp white wine or a light beer for a delicious and satisfying appetizer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let the cheese ball come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 150 per serving


Carbohydrates: 2g per serving


Total Fat: 12g per serving

Saturated Fat: 7g per serving


Protein: 4g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This cheese ball is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and iron.


Contains dairy and meat products.


This cheese ball is a delicious and indulgent appetizer that is perfect for special occasions. While it is high in fat and calories, it is also a good source of protein and essential nutrients.


This cheese ball recipe is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that is easy to make and full of flavor. With a creamy texture and savory taste, it is sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for a delicious cheese ball. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Martha in her quaint little cottage by the sea. Martha was renowned for her culinary skills, and she had invited me over for a day of cooking and gossiping. As we sifted through her collection of recipes, my eyes fell upon a faded, yellowed piece of paper tucked away in the corner of her recipe box. The words "Cheese Ball" were scrawled across the top in Martha's elegant handwriting.

Curious, I asked Martha about the recipe. She smiled and explained that it was a family secret, passed down from generation to generation. She had learned it from her grandmother, who had learned it from her grandmother before her. Intrigued, I begged Martha to teach me how to make it.

As we gathered the ingredients and set to work in Martha's cozy kitchen, she regaled me with stories of her grandmother's culinary adventures. She spoke of the long hours spent in the kitchen, the laughter shared over a hot stove, and the joy of creating something delicious from scratch. I listened intently, soaking up every word and savoring the memories that Martha shared with me.

Together, we mixed cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and fresh herbs, blending them together until they formed a smooth, creamy mixture. We rolled the mixture into a ball and coated it in chopped nuts, creating a beautiful and appetizing centerpiece for our meal.

As we sat down to enjoy our creation, Martha looked at me with a twinkle in her eye. "Now, my dear," she said, "you have learned the secret of the cheese ball. Remember it well, for it is a recipe that will bring joy and laughter to those you share it with."

I left Martha's cottage that day with a heart full of gratitude and a mind full of new culinary knowledge. The cheese ball recipe became a staple in my own kitchen, a dish that I would make for family gatherings, holiday parties, and impromptu get-togethers with friends. Each time I rolled the mixture into a ball and coated it in nuts, I thought of Martha and her grandmother, and the legacy of love and tradition that they had passed down to me.

Over the years, I added my own twist to the recipe, experimenting with different cheeses, herbs, and nuts to create new and exciting variations. I shared the recipe with my own grandchildren, teaching them the art of cooking and the joy of creating something delicious from simple ingredients.

As I look back on that fateful day in Martha's kitchen, I am filled with gratitude for the gift of the cheese ball recipe. It has brought me closer to my friends and family, creating lasting memories and moments of joy that I will treasure forever. And as I continue to cook and create in my own kitchen, I know that the cheese ball will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the love and tradition that I carry with me, wherever I go.


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