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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.

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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.

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

Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

When it’s time for a party, everyone requests this ultimate cheese ball. It works as a spreadable dip and makes a fabulous hostess gift. —Sue Franklin, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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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

Crab-Brie Cheese Ball

Crab-Brie Cheese Ball

Crab-Brie Cheese Ball

This is no ordinary cheese ball! The phyllo-wrapped, baked Brie always wows the crowd at parties I host for the employees and customers of my small business.

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

Dilly Cheese Ball

Dilly Cheese Ball

Dilly Cheese Ball

The whole family devours this herby cheese spread—even my son, the chef. Serve it with your favorite crackers. —Jane Vince, London, Ontario

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Gingered Lemon Cheese Balls

Roll your cheese balls in the gingersnap crumbs just before serving to keep the cookie bits crisp and crunchy —a nice contrast to the smooth, creamy spread underneath. —Libby Walp, Chicago, IL

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Don't be afraid of this cheese ball! The combination of the bold chutney and the mellow cheddar and blue cheeses creates a wonderful flavor. It's also a convenient make-ahead appetizer because it has to set up in the fridge overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Rack 'em Up Cheese Balls

Rack 'em Up Cheese Balls

Rack 'em Up Cheese Balls

This billiard-inspired appetizer with chipped beef and three kinds of cheese can be served alongside clever breadstick "cues," as well as crackers and vegetable dippers. Make ahead of time to blend the flavors. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it, and it’s always a hit. —Susan Harrison, Laurel, Maryland
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