World’s Best Pimiento Cheese Ball

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Cheese Ball Recipe


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.

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