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.

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!

How to make the best cheese ball recipe

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 softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and stir or beat with an electric 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.

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!

Use the spatula to form the mixture into a ball 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.

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!

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!

Best Cheese Ball Recipe

Best Cheese Ball Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Chilling Time
2 hrs
 
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!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: appetizer, best, cheese ball
Servings: 10
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: DSTR
Ingredients
  • 2 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz pastrami, thin sliced
  • 3-4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and stir or beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. 

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.


  4. 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.
  5. Serve with your favorite crackers, pita chips, or pretzel crisps.

Recipe Notes

To freeze - Wrap 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.

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