Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball Recipe

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“This is one of our entertaining mainstays,” writes Susan Seymour of Valatie, New York. “It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up with a variety of garnishes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Assorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Shape into a ball. Roll in walnuts if desired. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Chill for 2 hours. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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tchr90 User ID: 2795278 154898
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"This recipe is terrific! I am requested to make this cheese ball for pot lucks at work and also for family events. So many people have asked for this recipe and can't believe how easy it is to make:) I like that it is easy to make and uses ingredients I already have on hand."

hpronk User ID: 935456 97540
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"very easy, very tasty"

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