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Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up with a variety of garnishes. —Susan Seymour, Valatie, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 2 cups


  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Assorted fresh vegetables and/or crackers


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Shape into a ball. Roll in walnuts if desired. Wrap tightly; chill 2 hours. Serve with vegetables and/or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 98 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 7, 2019

    While this recipe does have the ease, flavors are simple as well. It was good but I have a few other recipes that have more flavor. I will make again when I need something quick or have these ingredients on hand.

  • Rmalas
    May 23, 2013

    No comment left

  • tchr90
    Jun 3, 2012

    This recipe is terrific! I am requested to make this cheese ball for pot lucks at work and also for family events. So many people have asked for this recipe and can't believe how easy it is to make:) I like that it is easy to make and uses ingredients I already have on hand.

  • hpronk
    Nov 27, 2009

    very easy, very tasty