Party Cheese Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2 cheese balls (1-3/4 cups each)

Updated: Nov. 09, 2022
These tangy cheese balls are guaranteed to spread cheer at your next gathering. The ingredients create a colorful presentation and a savory combination of flavors. —Shirley Hoerman, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Party Cheese Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (5 ounces) sharp American cheese spread
  • 1 jar (5 ounces) pimiento spread
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Assorted crackers


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first 8 ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate until easily handled, about 45 minutes.
  2. Shape into 2 balls; roll in parsley and pecans. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 99 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.