This classic cheese ball is the perfect appetizer for the holidays! It’s packed full of flavor and perfect served with your favorite crackers or sliced vegetables.
I love eating a delicious cheese ball at a holiday party or holiday meal! And they’re so easy to make, it’s the perfect appetizer for the holidays. Perfect before Thanksgiving dinner when you’re doing the final prep of the turkey and all the thanksgiving fixings. Perfect for a Christmas Ugly Sweater party. Or a great idea for a New Year’s Eve celebration with all the delicious appetizers you’ll be enjoying!
This classic cheese ball couldn’t be any easier to make with only a few ingredients and it comes together in just a few minutes. It can be eaten shortly after you make it or made ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about anything when it’s time to serve it up. This cheese ball can be made up to a week in advanced, so it’s the perfect way to take the stress away the day of an event.
This cheese ball is the perfect party dish and it’s one of my favorite recipes to make for a party or event.
This classic cheese ball is packed full of the perfect flavors. It’s made with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, fresh chives, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and salt. The flavors all combine perfectly for just the right flavor.
It’s so easy to make, you will just combine the ingredients all together in a bowl. You can use a hand mixer, a stand mixer, or just use a spoon. After everything is mixed you’ll place everything into plastic wrap to form it into a ball. Then you’ll roll it all into some chopped pecans and place it in the fridge till you’re ready to serve it.
If you’re making it in advanced, or at least if you’re making it several days in advanced I recommend waiting to roll the cheese ball in the nuts until a day or a few hours before serving. If you roll it in the nuts sooner than that then the nuts will get soft.
What to serve with a cheese ball?
I love serving cheese balls with a variety of crackers and vegetables. Some of my favorite things to serve with a cheese ball are:
- Ritz Crackers
- Wheat Thins
- Club Crackers
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Multi Grain Crackers
- Sliced Celery
- Sliced Carrots
This cheese ball on’t takes a few minutes to make, and it might be gone just as fast once you start eating it. Everyone loves these and will dive right in, so make sure you have lots of crackers and other dip in options to serve with it.
Serve this amazing cheese ball at your next event and every one at your party will be happy!
Looking for more Party Appetizers?
- Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
- 7 Layer Dip Wonton Cups
- Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip Zucchini Bites
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Classic Cheese Ball
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 2 TBS fresh diced chives
- 1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Beat your cream cheese in a large mixing bowl till smooth.
- Add in your cheddar, chives, Worchestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, oregano and salt. Stir together till totally mixed.
- Scoop the cheese mixture into a plastic wrap. Cover it completely and roll it around to form it into a ball.
- Pour the diced pecans onto a plate.
- Unwrap the cheese ball and roll it around completely to cover the cheese ball with the pecans all over. Use your fingers to stick more on if there are any empty spots.
- Wrap in a clean piece of plastic wrap and place in the fridge till ready to serve.