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.
Amazing appetizer recipes like these are perfect for any party, family gathering, or even a holiday gathering like your family Thanksgiving. 😉
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.
Tip: Be sure to check out our other tips on how to throw a party to make party planning easy-breezy.
Pepperoni Pizza Football Cheese Ball Recipe | Mom on Timeout
You have to make this Pepperoni Pizza Football 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.
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Ball | Dinner at the Zoo
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.
Tip: Substitute green bell peppers for the jalapenos if you want to tone down the heat a little.
Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball | Spend With Pennies
Perhaps this Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball might be more your style. After all, bacon is good with everything!
Video: Easiest Fancy Appetizer: Pull-Up Bread
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 serve and wows every time!
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Onion, Cranberry & Pecan Cheese Ball | Real Housemoms
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!).
Allergy-Friendly Ranch & Onion Flavor | Dessert Now Dinner Later
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, so you could roll it in crumbs instead of nuts.
Pimento Cheese and Bacon Recipe | Five Heart Home
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.
The Everything Cheese Ball | This Silly Girl’s Kitchen
Do you swoon for everything bagels? If so, you have to try the Everything Cheese Ball recipe. Anything with poppy seeds is a touchdown in my book.
BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball | Gimme Some Oven
I am a sucker for anything that includes both BBQ and bacon. 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.
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.
Brownie Batter Dessert Cheese Ball | Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Brownies are my favorite dessert, so you can bet that this Brownie Batter Cheesecake Ball is at the top of my list! Isn’t your mouth watering too? No? Just mine, then?
Pecan Pie Cheese Ball | Spend With Pennies
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!
S’more Cheese Ball Recipe | Chef-in-Training
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!
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball | Garnish With Lemon
Chocolate Chocolate Cheese Ball | Making of a Mom
Calling all chocolate lovers! What’s better than chocolate? 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.
Turtle Cheese Ball | Shugary Sweets
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.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cheese Ball | What’s Cooking, Love?
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!
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?
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