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Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

Festive Feta Cheese Ball Recipe

“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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 122 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Festive Feta Cheese Ball

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cjkh User ID: 7748996 237045
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

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

NinaH User ID: 1380840 215533
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!!"

JodyS User ID: 3451490 208336
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!"

tracy24 User ID: 1017896 145192
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"An all time favorite!"

haav6 User ID: 1727167 66368
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

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

bglasgow User ID: 1794045 66294
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Very good recipe. Definitely a remake recipe!"

carrie carney User ID: 1551037 208335
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"I substituted crumbled blue cheese for the feta and spread the mixture into a pie plate rather than making a ball out of it. My husband and father loved it!"

AnglerAl User ID: 3034730 92507
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2008

"Absolutely fabulous!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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