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Dilly Mini Cheese Balls

??These mini cheese balls are perfect for any gathering, no matter what time of year it is! Kids love the cheesy, salty flavor, and adults appreciate how easy they are to make. —Carole Lanthier, Courtice, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped dill pickles
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Pretzel sticks or assorted crackers


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Shape tablespoonfuls of cheese mixture into balls. Roll in walnuts and parsley. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving. Serve with pretzel sticks or crackers.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If the cream cheese mixture is too soft to shape into balls right after mixing, cover and chill for 30 minutes before shaping.
  • Serve the individual cheese balls alone, with pretzel sticks or with decorative picks.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 mini cheese ball: 56 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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    • Becky
      Apr 7, 2020

      These are unbelievably tasty, and so original! I had some parsley and green onions to use up...I need to buy more just to make these again! Spearing then with pretzel sticks is Very cute. Try these!