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Cheese Ball Recipes

Cheese balls are a fun, crowd-pleasing appetizer for holiday get-togethers. In sweet or savory flavors, make a cheese ball recipe from this collection to get the party started.

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Walnut & Fig Goat Cheese Log

Walnut & Fig Goat Cheese Log

Walnut & Fig Goat Cheese Log

Here's a simple spread that calls for only a handful of ingredients. The tablespoon of honey is optional, but I think that touch of sweetness really complements the tang of the goat cheese. —Ana-Marie Correll, Hollister, CA

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball

Spicy Buffalo wings and cheese are always so popular on an appetizer buffet that I decided to combine the two. Now we enjoy those flavors together on our favorite crackers. —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

Chili Cheese Ball

It wouldn't be Christmas at our house without this zippy, well-seasoned cheese ball-my husband's absolute favorite. The family starts asking about it 2 weeks before the holidays! It's also a big hit at Super Bowl parties.
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Holiday Cheese Balls

Holiday Cheese Balls

Holiday Cheese Balls

I received this party-perfect recipe from the wife of one of my co-workers. Everyone loves the delicious yet simple blend of cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, onions, parsley and pecans.—Carol Hawley, Frederick, Maryland

Pumpkin Seed Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Seed Cheese Ball

Pumpkin Seed Cheese Ball

Save some of your home-roasted pumpkin seeds to coat this creamy onion spread from our home economists.

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

Sesame Cheese Ball

I came up with this cheese ball when I combined two favorite recipes. Unlike some cheese spreads that can be somewhat bland, this has a little zest. I make it for occasions throughout the year. —Brenda Baughman, Mansfield, Ohio

Smoky Pineapple Cheese Ball

Smoky Pineapple Cheese Ball

Smoky Pineapple Cheese Ball

Smoky paprika balances sweet pineapple in this distinctively different cheese ball. This is my family's all-time favorite holiday appetizer. —Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma

Sunflower Cheese Ball

Sunflower Cheese Ball

Sunflower Cheese Ball

Having lived in the Sunflower State all my life, I've loved using sunflower kernels in a variety of recipes. Here, those crunchy kernels coat a creamy cheese spread. —Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Celebration Cheese Balls

Celebration Cheese Balls

Celebration Cheese Balls

A handful of simple ingredients that go together in minutes, three fun flavorful options…these creamy cheese balls from our Test Kitchen are a darling, do-ahead delight for busy holiday hostesses! Why not whip up several batches? Packaged in colored plastic wrap and tied with bright ribbons, they also make quick and easy gifts for friends, drop-in visitors, shut-ins and neighbors.

Pecan-Date Cheese Ball

Pecan-Date Cheese Ball

Pecan-Date Cheese Ball

Says Sue Broyles of Cherokee, Texas, "This lightly sweet cheese ball is great to have on hand when we crave something creamy or if company drops by. It's even nice enough for the holidays."

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

My husband and I farm 300 acres of sweet potatoes. I promote our product at fairs, ag expos and school functions. I pass out recipes and this is one of the favorites.
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