World’s Best Pimiento Cheese Ball

Cheese Ball Recipe

Yield: 1 large cheese ball or 2 small cheese balls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes


½ cup mayonnaise
3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 drops Tabasco sauce
2-ounce jar pimento, undrained
3 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
Pecans or walnuts, finely chopped


1. Put the mayonnaise, cream cheese, garlic, parsley and Tabasco in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the pimento and shredded cheddar cheese.

3. Form the mixture into a ball shape (or form into two smaller balls) and roll in the chopped nuts to cover the outside.

4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) to allow the flavors to meld together. Serve with your favorite crackers. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped.