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What is a party without a cheese ball and crackers? You can purchase a ready-made cheese ball, but why not make your own? It's surprisingly easy! Add winning ingredients football game, Christmas party or any occasion!

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By tammy1365

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (23 Votes)
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Preparation time 10
Cooking time 10

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tablespoon scallion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

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This corned beef cheese ball is a hit at any party

  • 1/4 pound corned beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash ground red pepper, cayenne
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped and toasted
4.5/5 (72 Votes)

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Here is a cheese ball that's on the sweet side to serve with fruit or cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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Toasted pine nuts coat this herbed feta cheese ball

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup pine nuts, toasted, chopped
  • Crackers, for serving
4.2/5 (9 Votes)

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Hot, golden brown baked cheese balls make the perfect appetizer or snack for your friends and family

  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cheese sticks, fat-free
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • Cooking spray
4.5/5 (76 Votes)

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Cream cheese is mixed with cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapeños and flavored with herbs and spices, then shaped into a...

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 jalapeños (ribs and seeds removed), finely chopped and divided
  • Crackers (for serving)
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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Serve this festive cheese ball with an assortment of crackers and get your party started! You’ll love how easy it

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pimento, drained, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
  • Crackers
4.5/5 (48 Votes)

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Instead of a traditional cake, this festive and fun appetizer is great for a party

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups funfetti cake mix, dry
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmies (sprinkles)
  • Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping
4.6/5 (38 Votes)

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A great snack or appetizer, these yummy Baked Macaroni & Cheese Balls can be eaten as is or dipped in your favorite

  • 2 cups cold leftover mac and cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or Panko
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (30 Votes)

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A savory and sweet appetizer, these ham and pineapple cheeseball are a great segue into a nice meal, enjoy!

  • 1 1/2 packages (12-ounce) cream cheese
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
  • Powdered sugar, to taste, approximately 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped ham, optional
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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This bacon ranch cheeseball is super yummy and always a hit every time I make it! You can even make this as a snack...

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room tempature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon crumbles, divided
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix
4.3/5 (39 Votes)

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If you like buffalo chicken dip you'll love these Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

  • 1 cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 1 package (80ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cheddar and gouda cheeses, shredded, for rolling in
4.5/5 (28 Votes)

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This Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Ball recipe will be the star of your next party

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 jalapeños, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped and divided
  • Crackers, for serving
4.4/5 (27 Votes)

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This isn't your normal basic cheese ball! Bacon Spinach Cheese Ball is sure to be a hit at your next party, if you ...

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Smoked Salmon Cheese Balls? Yes please! Make individual balls so everyone has the perfect amount, or make one large...

  • 1 (8 ounces) package Changing Seas Norwegian Smoked Salmon, roughly chopped
  • 1 (8 ounces) package Neufchâtel cheese
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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