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Cheese Ball Recipe

A cheese ball is the perfect food for a party

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 1 large cheese ball or 2 small cheese balls
Calories 1924 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on the whole recipe

Nutrition Facts
Cheese Ball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1924 Calories from Fat 1431
% Daily Value*
Fat 159g245%
Saturated Fat 89g556%
Cholesterol 459mg153%
Sodium 3359mg146%
Potassium 796mg23%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 93g186%
Vitamin A 7310IU146%
Vitamin C 72.4mg88%
Calcium 2578mg258%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.