Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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!

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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!

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

I love nuts and cheese together so this pecan covered cheese ball is really fun!

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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!

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

I used Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese for this recipe, you can totally use any of your favorite Cabot Cheddar Cheeses!

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

First, grate your Cabot Cheddar Cheese.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Add softened cream cheese to a mixing bowl.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Add cayenne pepper, garlic powder, pepper, soy sauce and green onions.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

And then mix with a rubber spatula.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Add the grated Cabot cheddar cheese to the bowl.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Mix together.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Then divide the cheese mixture into three. 

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

I put parsley and bacon into a smaller bowl and mix together.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Then, I added the chopped pecans into another bowl.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

And then the sunflower seeds in another bowl.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Roll in each 1/3 of the cheese mixture into a ball.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Then, place in the bowls. And the cheese ball in sunflower seeds.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Roll another cheese ball in the bacon and parsley.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

Looks so good, doesn't it?

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

And then roll the last cheese ball in chopped pecans.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

This cheese ball recipe is so easy to make! I know you'll love it with Cabot Cheddar Cheese.

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

It's perfect for snacking or as an appetizer to serve your family before dinner. 

Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net

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!

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Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 3 cheese ball appetizers

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus 30 minutes chill time)

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, pepper and soy sauce. Mix thoroughly with a rubber spatula.
  2. Add green onions and the grated Cabot cheddar cheese and mix.
  3. Divide the cheese mixture into three.
  4. Roll each one into a ball.
  5. Roll one cheese ball in chopped pecans.
  6. Mix parsley and bacon in a small bowl. Roll the next cheese ball in parsley and bacon.
  7. Roll the last cheese ball in sunflower seeds.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. (Can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.)

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Cheese Ball Recipe from thelittlekitchen.net
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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.

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