Dilly Mini Cheese Balls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
??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
Dilly Mini Cheese Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Shape tablespoons 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.