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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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Zippy Cheese Log

Zippy Cheese Log

Zippy Cheese Log

Due to popular demand, my pretty cheese log has become a tasty tradition at our women's Christmas brunch. As soon as the ladies try a bite, I start getting requests for the recipe.

Cheese Ball

Cheese Ball

Cheese Ball

"My husband and I and our friends from church love to dig into this creamy, savory cheese ball," says Shelby Finger of Hickory, North Carolina. "It's an appealing addition to any snack buffet."

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into this easy cheese ball. For variety, you can shape it into a log, or substitute favorite herbs for the pepper. My husband and I are the proud parents of two children, Kenton, 6, and Katie, 4. -Tamara Rickard, Bartlett, Tennessee

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

No one will guess this make-ahead spread has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest color and added nutrition. The recipe comes from Topeka, Kansas field editor Linnea Rein.

Christmas Cheese Ball

Christmas Cheese Ball

Christmas Cheese Ball

"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.

Festive Apple-Cheese Log

Festive Apple-Cheese Log

Festive Apple-Cheese Log

With apples, pecans and cinnamon, this fun spread, from Anna Mayer of Fort Branch, Indiana, is almost like dessert.

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

My husband and I farm 300 acres of sweet potatoes. I promote our product at fairs, ag expos and school functions. I pass out recipes and this is one of the favorites.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough! Rolled in chopped pecans, the chip-studded spread is wonderful on regular or chocolate graham crackers. I especially like it because it can be assembled in a wink. —Kelly Glascock, Syracuse, Missouri
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