Cheese Balls

Tis’ the Season for one of my favorite appetizers! A family member of mine, Jack has allowed me to share his decadent cheese ball recipes. So you’re not just getting one recipe this week, but two!! These cheese balls are made every year around the holidays and are a family favorite!

So with holiday gatherings upon us I’m here to bring you some appetizer options to share! Both of the recipes can be frozen for future use and each recipe makes two cheese balls. If you’re looking to make both I’ve added a picture at the bottom showing you exactly what you’ll need! Enjoy!

Pimento Cheese Ball


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1. Soften the cream cheese by setting out or microwaving


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2. Chop up the olives


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3. Mix cream cheese, pimento cheese, and olives in a mixer
4. Refrigerate before adding the walnuts
5. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts and wrap in plastic wrap
6. Refrigerate to set up the cheese ball


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7. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies!

Ingredients:
2 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese
2 jars of Kraft Pimento Cheese Spread
1 jar of salad olives (chopped)
Walnuts

Directions:
1. Soften the cream cheese by setting out or microwaving
2. Chop up the olives
3. Mix cream cheese, pimento cheese, and olives in a mixer
4. Refrigerate before adding the walnuts
5. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts and wrap in plastic wrap
6. Refrigerate to set up the cheese ball
7. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies!
* They can be frozen for future use!


Blue Cheese Black Olive Cheese Ball


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1. Soften the cream cheese by setting out or microwaving


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2. Chop up the black olives and walnuts


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3. Mix cream cheese, Roka cheese, blue cheese and black olives in a mixer
4. Refrigerate before adding the walnuts
5. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts and wrap in plastic wrap
6. Refrigerate to set up the cheese ball


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7. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies!

Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese
1 jar of Kraft Roka Cheese Spread
4 oz. of crumbled blue cheese
1 can of black olive slices
Walnuts

Directions:
1. Soften the cream cheese by setting out or microwaving
2. Chop up the black olives and walnuts
3. Mix cream cheese, Roka cheese, blue cheese and black olives in a mixer
4. Refrigerate before adding the walnuts
5. Roll the cheese ball in the walnuts and wrap in plastic wrap
6. Refrigerate to set up the cheese ball
7. Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies
* They can be frozen for future use!

If you’d like to make both of the cheese balls here are all of the ingredients you’ll need!


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What is your favorite cheese ball? Please share in the comments below!

  1. Shelly Martin says:

    These are both yummy – 1st hand experience with sampling.

  2. Angie Ruebush says:

    I love both! Thanks for sharing, Jack!

  3. Paula Hawley says:

    Hi, Ash! I’ll share our family’s favorite!
    2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
    8oz Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
    2T chopped pimento
    2T chopped green pepper
    2t chopped onion
    1 t lemon juice
    2 t worschestershire sauce
    Dash cayenne
    Dash salt
    Blend everything together and refrigerate until cool. Shape into two balls and roll in chopped pecans. Serve with crackers! This is my mom’s recipe that she made every year for the holidays. Enjoy!

    • Angie Ruebush says:

      Paula,
      Thanks for sharing! I will look forward to trying this new recipe!
      Merry Christmas!
      Angie

    • Ashlyn Havens says:

      Paula, I’m so glad you shared this! We’ll be sure to try it out :)! Recipes are so neat because they can be passed down from generations and bring families together!

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