Savory Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 cups

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball recipe. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan


  • 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
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Assorted crackers


  1. 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.
  2. Shape cheese mixture into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and 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. The cheese ball can be made a day in advance; cover and refrigerate until 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 145 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.