Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

More sweet than it is salty, our carrot cake cheeseball is a fun, new way to eat dessert first! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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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...


Sweet Cheese Ball

5 reviews

You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut...


Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

1 review

It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with...


Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

5 reviews

With the classic combo of ham and cheese, this spread is a year-round favorite at our house. For football parties,...

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

3 reviews

No one will guess that this make-ahead pumpkin cheese ball has pumpkin in it, but that subtle ingredient lends harvest...


Savory Cheese Ball

3 reviews

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball recipe. For the optimum...

Party Cheese Balls

2 reviews

These tangy cheese balls are guaranteed to spread cheer at your next gathering. The ingredients create a colorful presentation and...


Pimiento Cheese Ball

8 reviews

This rich and creamy pimiento cheese ball looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with...


3-in-1 Cheese Ball

2 reviews

Three incredible cheese balls with the flavors of pesto, horseradish-bacon and Gorgonzola make a dazzling display at any get-together. —Taste...


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Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

13 reviews

When it’s time for a party, everyone always requests this ultimate cheese ball—it’s such an impressive appetizer. And if you’re...

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

112 reviews

Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this chocolate chip cheese ball—it tastes just like cookie...


Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball

9 reviews

My whole family loves crab rangoon, so I wanted to come up with a healthier version—no deep frying! Word of...


Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

4 reviews

This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up...


Turkey Cheese Ball

25 reviews

While the real bird is roasting, you can present your guests with this tasty Thanksgiving turkey. It also makes for...


Celebration Cheese Balls

2 reviews

A handful of simple ingredients that go together in minutes, three fun flavorful options…these creamy cheese balls from our Test...

Bacon-Broccoli Cheese Ball

15 reviews

Meet the Cook: Needing a quick appetizer one night when dinner was running late, I combined a few leftovers into...


Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

14 reviews

This cheese ball will keep for several days in the refrigerator. It's delicious! I've found it's especially popular at a...


Christmas Cheese Ball

15 reviews

"This rich cheese spread is delicious and wonderfully attractive," says Esther Shank of Harrisonville, Virginia.


Pecan Cheese Logs

2 reviews

Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them...


Dilly Cheese Ball

4 reviews

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


Chili Cheese Ball Spread

2 reviews

“Easy to make and easy to spread, this spicy cheese ball was my favorite appetizer that Mom made while I...


Ham Cream Cheese Balls

3 reviews

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


Sweet & Savory Pineapple Cheese Ball

7 reviews

One of my favorite dishes in childhood was my mom's pineapple and green pepper cheese ball. Now I make it,...