Party Cheese Ball Recipes

In a sea of crackers, cheese balls invite guests to just dive right in!

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When a having a party, any cheese ball recipes are perfect for an appetizer.

Cheese balls are classic party appetizers and never go out of style.

Almonds, pecans, lemon, pineapple and even chocolate....with party cheese ball recipes, your options are limitless, but here are a few recipes to get you started.

Party Cheese Ball Recipe (with pecans)

Prep 15 min. Total 2 hours 15 min.


1 cup chopped toasted pecans

2 (8 oz. each) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions

1 Tbsp. chopped red bell peppers

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. lemon juice

Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)

Healthy substitutes: Make with reduced-fat cream cheese, low-fat cheese and serve with reduced fat crackers.

Makes 24 servings, about 3 cups (2 Tbsp. each)


Beat cream cheese and cheddar in a small bowl with mixer until well blended.

Add all remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Shape into a ball; place chopped nuts of parchment/wax paper and roll ball over nuts.

Serve with crackers.

Mini Cheese Balls (with walnuts)

Prep 10 min. Total 2 hours 10 min.


4 slices Bacon, cooked and finely cooked

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1 (8 oz.) pkg. Shredded Mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Makes 18 servings, 3 balls each

Healthy substitutes: Make with turkey bacon, reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat cheese.


Mix cream cheese and mozzarella cheese until well blended. Stir in bacon and seasonings.

Shape mixture into 54 balls, 1 tsp. each. Roll in walnuts. Cover with plastic wrap.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Spinach Balls

Prep 15 min. Total 35 min.


2 (10 oz. each) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained & patted dry

1 (6 oz.) pkg. stuffing mix for Chicken (Stove top suggested)

1 2/3 cups hot water

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms

1 small onion, finely chopped

4 eggs

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine

Makes 30 servings, 2 balls each


Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix stuffing mix, hot water and butter in a large bowl until well blended.

Add remaining ingredients; mix lightly. Shape into 60 balls - 1 inch each.

Place in a single layer in 2 (15x10x1-inch) pans sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned.

Make ahead: Prepare and bake as directed; cool completely. Place in freezer zip-lock bags; freeze up to 3 months! When ready to serve, thaw in refrigerator. Place on baking sheets, bake at 400 Fahrenheit for 10-15 min. or until heated through. Enjoy!

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