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Savory Cheese Ball

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, blue cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in olives and chives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in walnuts. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.
To Make Pumpkin Shape: Using a knife, score vertical lines along the outside of the ball; insert a broccoli stem into the top.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 120 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • cindiak
    Oct 24, 2019

    This is so good. I love blue cheese and this is the best cheeseball.

  • rustedgold1
    Dec 31, 2013

    This is really flavorful if you are a blue cheese lover! I would make this more often but I would end up eating too much of it all by myself. Great!

  • 7dogs1cat
    Dec 1, 2013

    We took it to my Sister-law, for Thanksgiving, they are very fussy about food, They just love it, they ask me to bring it again for Xmas. We where 4 of us, we eat 1/2 and they ask me can they keep it, we all LOVE IT. The recipe is a KEEPER. Sandra E. Smith