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Cheese Ball Recipes

Cheese balls are a fun, crowd-pleasing appetizer for holiday get-togethers. In sweet or savory flavors, make a cheese ball recipe from this collection to get the party started.

Individual Cheese Balls

Individual Cheese Balls

Individual Cheese Balls

"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."

Three-in-One Cheese Ball

Three-in-One Cheese Ball

Three-in-One Cheese Ball

Every Christmas, I make these cheese balls for an annual get-together. They aren't only for the holidays, however. You'll find they freeze well and last for a week in the refrigerator. I have even re-formed leftovers into smaller balls. I do my cooking in an 1892 home we're fixing up (my husband's a renovations contractor). We have a son, 3, and a baby daughter born last spring.

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

This cheese ball will keep for several days in the refrigerator. It's delicious! I've found it's especially popular at a party or get-together.
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Chutney Cheese Ball

Chutney Cheese Ball

Chutney Cheese Ball

This light party starter goes great with crackers, bread cubes or fruit. —Patricia Schneider, Rollinsford, New Hampshire

Pecan Cheese Logs

Pecan Cheese Logs

Pecan Cheese Logs

Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them in toasty pecans for the perfect finishing touch. —Melissa Goff, Burkburnett, Texas

Holiday Cheese Balls

Holiday Cheese Balls

Holiday Cheese Balls

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

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Chutney-Bacon Cheese Ball

Your guests will love this tasty, ingredient-packed holiday cheese ball. Serve with crackers for a yummy appetizer.—Dena Gurley, Southaven, Mississippi

Cherry Cheese Logs

Cherry Cheese Logs

Cherry Cheese Logs

Our party guests flock to this holiday gem of an appetizer - cherry-studded cream cheese served with graham or water crackers and pears. —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Balls

Your party will heat up once these bacon-coated mini cheese balls are on the table. Nicely spiced with red pepper flakes, they’re just the right size for nibbling.—Pamela Stepp, Dandridge, Tennessee

Deb's Cheese Ball

Deb's Cheese Ball

Deb's Cheese Ball

Plenty of herbs blend with four kinds of cheese for this scrumptious spread. Using reduced-fat ingredients makes it a little lighter. —Deb Lavengood, New Palestine, Indiana

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Roll your cheese ball in the gingersnap crumbs just before serving so they stay crisp and crunchy, a nice contrast to the smooth spread underneath. —Libby Walp, Chicago, IL
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