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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.

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.
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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.

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

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.

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."

Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

“This is one of our entertaining mainstays,” writes Susan Seymour of Valatie, New York. “It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up with a variety of garnishes.”

Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Cheese Ball

Turkey Cheese Ball

While the real bird is roasting, you can present your guests with this tasty Thanksgiving turkey. It also makes for a fun centerpiece. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

This ham and cheese ball studded with pecans is a year-round favorite at our house and always gets rave reviews. Present it with assorted crackers. —Michele Moore, Mooresville, IN
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