Three-in-One Cheese Ball Recipe

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Three-in-One Cheese Ball Recipe
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Three-in-One Cheese Ball Recipe

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Every Christmas, I make these cheese balls for an annual get-together. They aren't only for the holidays, however. You'll find they freeze well and last for a week in the refrigerator. I have even re-formed leftovers into smaller balls. I do my cooking in an 1892 home we're fixing up (my husband's a renovations contractor). We have a son, 3, and a baby daughter born last spring.
Recommended: Top 10 Cheese Balls
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Finely chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, onion and Worcestershire sauce until mix is fluffy. If a smoother spread is desired, process in a food processor until creamy. Divide into thirds (about 1 cup each). Shape first portion into a ball; roll in cracked pepper. Add the blue cheese to the second portion; mix well. Shape into a ball; roll in parsley. Add garlic powder to the remaining portion; mix well. Shape into a ball; roll in nuts. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving time. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cheese balls.
Originally published as Three-in-One Cheese Ball in Country Woman November/December 1993, p33

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 335 calories, 28g fat (20g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Finely chopped pecans
  • Assorted crackers
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, onion and Worcestershire sauce until mix is fluffy. If a smoother spread is desired, process in a food processor until creamy. Divide into thirds (about 1 cup each). Shape first portion into a ball; roll in cracked pepper. Add the blue cheese to the second portion; mix well. Shape into a ball; roll in parsley. Add garlic powder to the remaining portion; mix well. Shape into a ball; roll in nuts. Cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving time. Serve with crackers. Yield: 3 cheese balls.
Originally published as Three-in-One Cheese Ball in Country Woman November/December 1993, p33

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 269220
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2017

"This appetizer is perfect for a holiday get-together?"

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aju User ID: 2174018 28458
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"I really like these and how easy they are to make."

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