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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!
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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: best, cheese ball, classic, keto, low carb
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 - 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.

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