Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe
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Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

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“I was inspired to come up with this recipe when I was asked to bring an appetizer for a party. Everyone loved it!” Cinde Ryan - Gig Harbor, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 122 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add feta cheese and dressing mix; mix well. Shape into a ball.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, bacon and dill weed; roll cheese ball in Parmesan mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Festive Feta Cheese Ball in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p50

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"can u use another kind of cheese instead of feta"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is our family's all time favorite for the holidays! We never have any left and we make at least 2!!"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This is so easy and tastes wonderful! My daughter made the cheese ball for a Thanksgiving appetizer and had many compliments and requests for the recipe! One guest requested a take out container for the couple of tablespoons left over!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"An all time favorite!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"this is a wonderful and easy recipe, all 4 of my kids loved it! It is a Christmas keeper!!!"

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