This post is sponsored by Cabot.
I'm sharing with you three different cheese ball recipes including one for a bacon cheese ball. They are so easy to make and everyone, from your family to friends, will be wowed!
Recently, I shared with you how to build a meat and cheese board while working with Cabot Cheese and I'm back to share with you this wonderful recipe! Now you can add this cheese ball recipe to your meat and cheese board!
We are huge fans of Cabot cheeses in our house. We always have at least 2-3 blocks of Cabot cheese in our refrigerator and our grater gets a good workout!
First up, the bacon cheese ball is divine. I can't say I have a favorite among the three cheese ball recipes so I won't but you might be able to take a hint which one might be the most popular!
I love nuts and cheese together so this pecan covered cheese ball is really fun!
And last but not least, do you have a thing for sunflower seeds like I do? I love this cheese ball recipe with sunflower seeds. It has a nice texture and it's perfect!
What do you eat cheese balls with?
You can eat cheese balls with anything you like! I love eating them with different types of crackers! Put a little spreader on your plate so you can spread the cheese with.
What is a cheese ball made of?
- cream cheese
- ground cayenne pepper
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- soy sauce
- green onions
- Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- chopped pecans
- flat leaf parsley
- cooked bacon
- sunflower seeds
How long does a cheese ball last before it goes bad?
You can make your cheese ball recipe a day or two before you're going to serve it. Mine lasted about a week in the refrigerator and it tasted great. Once you refrigerate it, just let it sit on the counter for a few minutes and then it will be easier to spread on crackers.
I used Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese for this recipe, you can totally use any of your favorite Cabot Cheddar Cheeses!
First, grate your Cabot Cheddar Cheese.
Add softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl.
Add cayenne pepper, garlic powder, pepper, soy sauce and green onions.
And then mix with a rubber spatula.
Add the grated Cabot cheddar cheese to the bowl.
Then divide the cheese mixture into three.
I put parsley and bacon into a smaller bowl and mix together.
Then, I added the chopped pecans into another bowl.
And then the sunflower seeds in another bowl.
Roll in each 1/3 of the cheese mixture into a ball.
Then, place in the bowls. And the cheese ball in sunflower seeds.
Roll another cheese ball in the bacon and parsley.
Looks so good, doesn't it?
And then roll the last cheese ball in chopped pecans.
I put them on squares of wax paper on a plate and then covered them. Place in the refrigerator at least one hour before serving.
This cheese ball recipe is so easy to make! I know you'll love it with Cabot Cheddar Cheese.
It's perfect for snacking or as an appetizer to serve your family before dinner. Or you can add it to a grazing table!
Looking for another wonderful recipe to add on to your list to make this summer? You should definitely try my beer cheese fondue, it's always a hit with my family as well!
Cheese Ball Recipe
- 2 packages, 8 ounces each cream cheese, softened
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 package, 8 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
For the outside:
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 3 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
- 4 slices bacon, cooked
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, I used salted ones
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, pepper and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula.
- Add green onions and the grated Cabot cheddar cheese and mix.
- Divide the cheese mixture into three.
- Roll each one into a ball.
- Roll one cheese ball in chopped pecans.
- Mix parsley and bacon in a small bowl. Roll the next cheese ball in parsley and bacon.
- Roll the last cheese ball in sunflower seeds.
- Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. (Can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.)
Other recipes using cheddar cheese:
Cheddar Cheese Cloverleaf Rolls
Two Ingredient Cheese Crisps
Easy Stovetop Mac and Cheese
Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup
Three Cheese Mac and Cheese
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cabot. I only work with brands that I love and I always share with you my own opinions.
These are a must-try for the holidays!
Brittany Carter says
Honestly have never tried cheese balls but these sound great
Deborah G. says
Perfect for the holiday get togethers!
Minta Boggs says
I want to try and make this for the holidays!
Janice Cooper says
I would love to try and make this. I would have to exclude the pecans because I’m allergic to nuts. I could add extra sunflower seeds (hee! hee!)
Lynn Daniels says
Beautiful finished product, I can’t wait to make my own fresh cheese ball for the holidays.
Antoinette M says
My family would love the bacon cheese ball. Yummy!
Lynn M says
What’s not to love about a cheese ball. I’m definitely making the bacon & pecan cheese ball for the holidays. Yummy!
Jaye Smith says
Julie shows how easy great food can be. Love this recipe.
LINDA H says
Great new recipe for the holidays!
making these now
Looks great! Everyone I know loves cheese balls!
Jamie Herrick says
We always have a homemade cheeseball for the holidays, I am trying these out this year!
this food looks so yummy I want some
surprised how pretty the bacon parsley ball looks: so Christmas-y!
Thanks for this great “springboard” recipe. PS, I’m super lazy: I’d use the processor to shred cheddar, then switch out blades to mix together.
Regina Delph says
I love cheeseball ! I make my moms cheese balls twice a year. i would love to try something different.
Deondrea Lee says
Omg cheese balls are so good and they look delicious!
Melissa Storms says
These all look delicious, especially the bacon cheese ball. I think my family would love it.
Angie Adelman says
This is great for a holiday party. Love this one.
Tashia M Jennings says
Love cheese balls. Especially around Christmas time for get togethers and parties. Never made a homemade one before. Definitely going to try it.
Diane Sallans says
I like the idea of separating the cheese into three balls using different toppings.
Mary W says
Pecans pair so well with cheese and bacon pairs with everything!
LeAnn A says
donna porter says
This will be another recipe for football days. I am craving it now!
Wow! Fantastic Cheese Ball Recipe! My family would love this so much! I love Cheese ball with crackers and fresh fruit!
Brandy Burkett says
I love cheeseballs. This is definitely something classic with a modern spin. My mom always liked to make a cheeseball on special occasions or just when we were craving one for snacks.
MY mouth is watering
ian Tyler parker says
these cheese balls don’t look that hard to make. thank you
I love cheese and this cheese ball looks scrumptious
Made these last weekend for a stay at home fancy cheeseboard appetizer night. I made small individual balls which made storing leftovers easy and everyone liked picking a variety. I made some bacon and pecan ones and those were my husband’s favorite