Holiday Cheese Balls Recipe

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I received this party-perfect recipe from the wife of one of my co-workers. Everyone loves the delicious yet simple blend of cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, onions, parsley and pecans.—Carol Hawley, Frederick, Maryland
Recommended: Top 10 Cheese Balls
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup process cheese sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 124 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, blue cheese and cheese sauce. Add 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup parsley, onion and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Shape into two balls. Combine the remaining pecans and parsley; roll cheese balls in pecan mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (1-3/4 cups each).
Originally published as Holiday Cheese Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2010, p59

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