Mini Cheese Balls

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling


36 cheese balls

Updated: Oct. 04, 2023
These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary and/or paprika to add even more flavor. —J. Spivey, Ennice, North Carolina
Mini Cheese Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: Toasted sesame seeds, minced fresh rosemary and paprika
  • Optional garnishes: Halved rye crisps and rolled tortilla chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine cheeses. Shape into 36 balls; roll balls in toppings as desired. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. If desired, press a rye crisp or rolled tortilla chip into the top of each cheese ball just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cheese ball: 47 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.