Best Cheese Ball Recipe

Best Cheese Ball Recipe - Six simple ingredients are all you need to make the best cheese ball recipe! Even better, it takes just minutes to make. It's the perfect make-ahead appetizer. Holiday gatherings, parties, game day events, etc!

Six simple ingredients are all you need to make the best cheese ball recipe! Even better, it takes just minutes to make. It’s the perfect make-ahead appetizer. It’s a staple at holiday gatherings, parties, game day events, etc!

This classic cheese ball recipe has been around for years! Everyone loves it and it never lasts long, so you might want to make two.

Classic Cheese Ball

So simple to make you can do it with your eyes closed. Ok, maybe just squinted.

Finely dice the green onions and pastrami.

Place the room temperature cream cheese in a mixing bowl and stir or use a stand mixer until smooth and creamy. I personally use a hand mixer, it’s just much faster and easier.

Add the pastrami, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and sea salt. Mix well with a spatula. You don’t want to use the mixer for this part, it might break down the meat and onions too much.

Use the spatula to form the mixture into a ball as best as you can. Lay a large sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface, place the chopped pecans in the middle and gently move the cheese ball onto the pecans.

Gently use the plastic wrap to press the pecans into the cheese ball and help form a more rounded ball shape. Wrap the cheese ball tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

The longer you allow this cheese ball to sit and let the flavors come together the better it tastes.

Best Cheese Ball Recipe - Six simple ingredients are all you need to make the best cheese ball recipe! Even better, it takes just minutes to make. It's the perfect make-ahead appetizer. Holiday gatherings, parties, game day events, etc!

Serve with your favorite crackers, pita chips or pretzel crisps and watch this party favorite disappear.

Best Cheese Ball Recipe - Six simple ingredients are all you need to make the best cheese ball recipe! Even better, it takes just minutes to make. It's the perfect make-ahead appetizer. Holiday gatherings, parties, game day events, etc!

Perfect make-ahead holiday party appetizer table!

Check out some of our other easy recipes for holiday appetizers: Spinach Artichoke Cups, Pepper Jelly Brie Bites, and Firecracker Chicken Meatballs.

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

Best Cheese Ball Recipe

Best Cheese Ball Recipe – Six simple ingredients are all you need to make the best cheese ball recipe! Even better, it takes just minutes to make. It’s the perfect make-ahead appetizer. Holiday gatherings, parties, game day events, etc!
Prep Time10 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, best, cheese ball, classic
Servings: 10
Calories: 168kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese , softened
  • 4 oz pastrami , thin sliced
  • 3 green onions , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Place the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and stir or beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. 
  • Add the diced pastrami, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and sea salt. Mix well with a spatula. (You don’t want to use the mixer for this part, it might break down the meat and onions too much.)
  • Use the spatula to form the mixture into a ball in the bowl as best as you can. Lay out a large sheet of plastic wrap, place the chopped pecans in the middle and gently move the cheese ball onto the pecans.
  • Gently use the plastic wrap to press the pecans into the cheese ball and help form a more rounded ball shape. Wrap the cheese ball tightly and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, pita chips, or pretzel crisps.

Notes

To freeze РWrap tightly, place in a resealable freezer bag. 
To serve, remove from the freezer the morning or the night before you want to serve, place in the refrigerator to thaw.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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