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The finished classic cheese ball on a serving plate with veggies.
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5 from 6 votes

Classic Cheese Ball

This Classic Cheese Ball is perfect for any occasion, and it’s so easy to make. Everyone is going to want some of this rich and creamy homemade cheese ball recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese, cream cheese, pecans
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 118kcal
Cost: $7.75

Equipment

  • large bowl
  • spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium bowl
  • measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 8 ounces Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley divided
  • ½ cup finely chopped Pecans

Instructions

MAKE CHEESE MIXTURE:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese. Mix with a spatula until smooth.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon fresh parsley.
  • Shape the cheese mixture into a ball.

MAKE CHEESE BALL COATING:

  • In a medium bowl, mix parsley and chopped pecans.

COAT BALL:

  • Roll the cheese ball into the coating. Use your hands to make sure that the ball is evenly coated in the coating.

CHILL AND SERVE:

  • Wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1-2 hours. Serve with crackers and veggies.

Notes

Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Freezer 1-3 months if wrapped in aluminum foil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg