The next time you plan a party or family gathering, make one of these cheese ball recipes and serve it as an appetizer or dessert. Your guests will love them!
Great appetizers are essential for a successful party, and there’s nothing easier (or more tried and true) than a tasty cheese ball. But if you’re tired of the same ole recipe you’ve made for years, I have some ideas to help you kick it up a notch.
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Amazing appetizer recipes like these are perfect for any party, family gathering, or even a holiday gathering like your family Thanksgiving. 😉
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It seems like most people think of cheese balls as appetizers. However, they aren’t limited to just being a first-course nibble. Check out these cool ideas I found, because I think you might be surprised at all the different types of cheese ball recipes you can try.
Savory Cheese Ball Recipes
If you’re wondering how to make cheese balls, it couldn’t be easier! They require just a few ingredients and come together in mere minutes. From scrumptiously savory to decadent desserts (down below), you’ll find lots of crowd-pleasing cheese ball recipes here.
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1. Pepperoni Pizza Football Cheese Ball Recipe
You have to make this Pepperoni Pizza Football Holiday Cheese Ball for your next tailgating party. With three kinds of cheese, pepperoni, green onions, and a load of bacon, you’ll be the real MVP.
2. Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball
Only a few ingredients (cheddar cheese, cream cheese, salsa, and jalapenos) are needed to make this spicy Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball that’s full of all the Mexican flavors you love. If you’re a Mexican food is your weakness, this is the cheeseball for you. It is the best cheeseball recipe out there.
Tip: Substitute green bell peppers for the jalapenos if you want to tone down the heat a little.
3. Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball
Perhaps this Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball might be more your style. It’s one of my favorite savory cheeseball recipes. After all, bacon is good with everything!
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It is easy to win at at holiday party appetizers when you make this pull-up bread! It only takes 10 minutes from prep to serving and wows every time!
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5. Onion, Cranberry & Pecan Cheese Ball
The colors in this cheese ball recipe are just beautiful. Between the flavors and the colors, this recipe works perfectly as an appetizer for a holiday meal as well as any gathering you may host (or attend!). Colorful pops of cranberry make this dish look beautiful and a plate. It’s a top contender for any holiday potluck or as a family appetizer during Thanksgiving.
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6. Allergy-Friendly Ranch & Onion Flavor
Have a nut allergy? This Ranch and Onion Cheese Ball is the perfect solution. The flavors in this cheese ball recipe work well with crackers if you’re wondering what to eat with cheeseballs. And, it’s yummy rolled in crumbs or even nuts.
7. Pimento Cheese and Bacon Recipe
Don’t want someone hogging the cheese ball? Make Pimento Cheese and Bacon Cheese Ball Bites instead. Everyone can have a few bite-sized appetizers, so you can make sure there’s enough to go around. It’sPimento Cheese and Bacon Cheese Ball Bites a far cry from a classic cheeseball recipe, but it’s just as tasty. And Again, bacon makes everything better!
8. The Everything Cheese Ball
Do you swoon for everything bagels? If so, you have to try the Everything Cheese Ball recipe. You’re in for a really special treat. Anything with poppy seeds is a touchdown in my book. This Everything Cheeseball recipe is no different.
9. BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball
I am a sucker for anything that includes both BBQ and bacon. Literally, the world’s best combination. With only 10 minutes of prep time required, you always have time to throw together this delicious, can’t-stop-munching-on BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball. Easy as pie cheeseball recipe with cream cheese and green onions is a sure-fire way to please a hungry crowd or tame hungry kids. Here’s also a twist. This recipe adds bacon. Bacon makes everything better.
Dessert Cheese Ball Recipes You’ll Crave
And now, how about some sweet cheese ball recipes for dessert? You may not have thought of
cheese balls as dessert items before, but after you see these recipes, you’ll want them all the time.
10. Brownie Batter Dessert Cheese Ball
Brownies are my favorite dessert. Cheesecake is my second favorite dessert. So you can bet that this Brownie Batter Cheesecake Ball is at the top of my list! Yummy, yum yum! Is all I can manage to muster up. Isn’t your mouth watering too? No? Just mine, then?
In fact, I think I’m making this tonight. It’s too good to pass up. This might be the best cheeseball recipe of them all.
11. Pecan Pie Cheese Ball
Everyone’s favorite holiday pie is now even easier to make in cheese ball form.
Whip up one of these Gooey Pecan Pie Cheese Balls for Thanksgiving this year. Or anytime, really. There’s never a bad time for pecan pie or cheese balls! In my house, they’re a hit. I’m willing to bet they’ll be a hit in yours too. Prepare for a mouthful of goodness and bellies full of amazingness with this dessert cheeseball recipe.
12. S’more Cheese Ball Recipe
Everyone loves s’ mores, but they can be a little messy and difficult to make when you’re feeding a crowd. The solution? This S’ more Cheese Ball, of course!
Smores cheeseballs contain the mess and savor all of the deliciousness. You don’t even need a campfire! Seriously, does it get any better than this?
13. Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
14. Chocolate Chocolate Cheese Ball
Calling all chocolate lovers! What’s better than chocolate? Nothing! Okay, wait. Maybe, Double the chocolate (did you really expect me to say anything else?)!
For anyone who loves chocolate, this is the best cheese ball recipe on this list. They will disappear in no time flat. Because it’s DOUBLE THE CHOCOLATE! Everyones, favorite!
15. Turtle Cheese Ball
A Turtle Cheese Ball with lots of pecans, caramel, and chocolate chips is sure to win your friends over.
Full of all the yummy goodness you love about turtle desserts, this cheese ball pairs well with graham crackers, animal crackers, or even apples.
Anyone who loves Reese’s Pieces will love this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball.
This recipe tastes like peanut butter cookie dough and pairs well with pretzels, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or fruit! Just looking at it gives me a sweet tooth. In the best way possible, of course!
Wow! Are you as amazed as I am with these easy cheese ball recipes? Whether you’re going for savory or sweet, you won’t find recipes better than these. No matter which recipe you pick, you can’t go wrong!
Pick one or two and serve them at your next gathering since they work well as appetizers, desserts, or as part of a holiday meal.
Which one will you try first?