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Party Cheese Balls

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 cheese balls (1-3/4 cups each)


  • 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 cheese spread
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large bowl, beat the first 8 ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate until easily handled, about 45 minutes.
  • 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.

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  • rena 55
    Dec 12, 2019

    So pretty and so tasty. Cheese balls are always a hit and this one delivers!

  • lvgoose
    Nov 22, 2011

    Great recipe that everyone raves about.