Individual Cheese Balls Recipe

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"With their creamy, nutty flavor, these small cheese balls work great in a bag lunch," says Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas. "It's a fun idea that really hits the spot when you're hungry."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups ground walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 99 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Roll in nuts. Chill thoroughly. Serve with crackers. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Individual Cheese Balls in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p54

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 2838
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013 Edited Oct. 9, 2014

"I have prepared these little cheese balls & they are so tasty as an appetizer! I'd prepared this for our holiday program this past December & in 2012 for a wedding shower! I did make some adjustments by adding one crushed garlic clove and I adjusted the following ingredients as listed: I used 1/2 finely chopped onion, 1-1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes, 1 tsp. bottled lemon juice, 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce. I've also used either 1-1/2 to 2 cups of chopped pecans OR walnuts-both these nuts worked for me! Thank you, Mildred Sherrer, for sharing this recipe! This recipe is definitely a keeper! I got about 28 of these cheese balls-I found that the secret is rolling the cheese mixture into balls, then roll in the nuts so that they stick! I prepared these little cheese balls again 10/9/14 for another wedding shower as the menu features appetizers and desserts! I also inserted fancy toothpicks into the cheese balls for easier handling and also to add a festive touch!


IWUMOM User ID: 1591837 5134
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"The best cheese balls for any party! Just the right size for even small children and there's never anything wasted!"

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