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Cheddar & Onion Cheese Ball Recipe

Cheddar & Onion Cheese Ball Recipe

4-hour recipe Serves 12
What's a party without cheese? Thrill your guests with this quick and retro-trendy cheese ball recipe. Serve pecan-coated ball on a cheese or charcuterie board with crackers and a rounded cheese knife. Tip: Not a fan of pecans? You can roll this cheese ball in crushed almonds or walnuts as a substitute.
4-hour recipe Serves 12


Prep: 25 mins | Cook: 6 mins
  • 1

    Beat cream cheese and mustard in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

  • 2

    Combine bell pepper, pickle, olives and onion in a shallow plate. Using a paper towel, lightly dab to absorb excess moisture. Add to cream cheese mixture. Stir to combine. Gently fold in cheese.

  • 3

    Place cheese mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Shape into a ball. Cover and refrigerate until cheese is firm, about 30 to 40 minutes.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, heat a small frying pan over medium-low. Add pecans. Cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 5 to 6 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • 5

    Cover cheese ball with plastic wrap and shape into a well-rounded ball. Remove plastic wrap and roll the ball in pecans until evenly coated. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Serve with crackers, breads and raw vegetables.

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