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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.

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

It wouldn't be Christmas at our house without this zippy, well-seasoned cheese ball-my husband's absolute favorite. The family starts asking about it 2 weeks before the holidays! It's also a big hit at Super Bowl parties.

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."
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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.

Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball

This frosty fellow is always welcome at a winter gathering, according to Susan Seymour of Valatie, New York. He's very tasty, too--and gets a little zip from horseradish and garlic.

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."

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."

Onion Cheese Ball

Onion Cheese Ball

Onion Cheese Ball

This hearty cheese ball is as wonderful to eat as it is beautiful to serve. A delicious combination of cheeses makes it a real crowd-pleaser, and it's so quick and easy to make—perfect for open houses and wedding receptions. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana

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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