Three-in-One Cheese Ball Recipe
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Three-in-One Cheese Ball Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Finely chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 335 calories, 28g fat (20g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, onion and Worcestershire sauce until fluffy. If a smoother spread is desired, process in a food processor until creamy.
  2. Divide into thirds (about 1 cup each). Shape first portion into a ball; roll in pepper. Add the blue cheese to the second portion. Shape into a ball; roll in parsley. Add garlic powder to the remaining portion. Shape into a ball; roll in nuts.
  3. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cheese balls.
Originally published as Three-in-One Cheese Ball in Country Woman November/December 1993, p33

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"I really like these and how easy they are to make."

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