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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.

Fiesta Cheese Ball

Fiesta Cheese Ball

Fiesta Cheese Ball

Whenever I bring this zippy cheese ball to church functions, showers and parties, folks always ask for the recipe. A deliciously different appetizer, it makes even a plain plate of crackers seem festive.

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

I came up with this cheese ball when I combined two favorite recipes. Unlike some cheese spreads that can be somewhat bland, this has a little zest. I make it for occasions throughout the year. —Brenda Baughman, Mansfield, Ohio

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

"This rich creamy spread looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with cheddar cheese," relates field editor Sundra Hauck of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It's a crowd-pleaser at any party."
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Sunflower Cheese Ball

Sunflower Cheese Ball

Sunflower Cheese Ball

Having lived in the Sunflower State all my life, I've loved using sunflower kernels in a variety of recipes. Here, those crunchy kernels coat a creamy cheese spread. —Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee writes, "With its colorful flecks of green onion and pimiento, this cheese ball is great as a Christmas or New Year's appetizer. It can be made with fat-free cheeses without sacrificing the zesty Italian taste."

Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

"We love the bacon flavor in this cheesy mixture. Served with wheat or sesame crackers. Served with wheat or sesame crackers, it's yummy!" relates Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sweet Cheese Ball

Sweet Cheese Ball

Sweet Cheese Ball

You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut comes through in the cherry-flecked mixture that’s coated in pecans. It looks pretty and tastes delicious served with apple slices, pineapple wedges, berries and other fresh fruit.

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

If you like olives, you’ll love this special cheese ball from LaVerne Vinzant of Catawba, Wisconsin. “I received the recipe from a friend many years ago and am always asked to make it,” she writes. TIP: “I like to prepare this ahead of time and chill it for at least 3 hours. You can serve it with any snack cracker.”

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Ramen noodles are the secret ingredient in this savory appetizer. “This is great to take to school functions, church fellowships and family holiday gatherings,” says Phyllis Stanley of Avery, Texas. TIP: “If you’re in a hurry, don’t form it into a ball. Simply serve it right away as a spread for crackers,” Phyllis suggests.

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

Ham Cream Cheese Balls

It seems like I'm always hosting a shower, birthday or other celebration. This spread is fast to fix.

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimiento-Olive Cheese Log

Pimientos give great color to this soft-textured cheese log. I make it for many occasions throughout the year.
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