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Easy Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

You are going to love this easy to make classic cheese ball recipe.  In this post check out the the printable recipe and creative video.

Easy Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

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This has got to be the easiest recipe ever!   This homemade creamy Cheese Ball is so easy to make and will become a must-have appetizer for parties and around the Holidays. Each year when the holidays roll around I totally forget how easy it really is to make your own.  Don’t waste your money on fancy spice mixes or premade cheese balls at the store.  This recipe of mine shows how easy it is using a few basic ingredients to make up your own.  You can  purchase fresh herbs and vegetables or grow your own year-round for this recipe.  Below are the basic ingredients needed:


  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese (Colby, Monterey cheese, and or cheddar cheese)
  • sour cream
  • mixed nuts chopped
  • hot sauce
  • green onion
  • garlic
  • jalapeño (optional)

Easy Classic Cheese Ball Printable Recipe

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After the first few times of whipping this together you won’t need a hand written copy.  Just in case you forget the little extra ingredients you may want a hard copy for your records.  I put together printable recipe options for my favorites.  Below is the unique printable recipe for this Easy to make Classic Cheese Ball.  Be sure to scroll down a  leave a message nd leave a message letting new know if you used this.

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Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

The really great thing about whipping up your own recipe is you can adjust the flavors with your own personal additions.  This recipe is so basic you can add a few extra spices or herbs to totally change the flavor of the cheese ball recipe.  I can’t wait to hear all the different ingredient options you will end up using over the years.  Don’t be afraid to explore.  Below are a few different ingredients I’ve used in the past that were AMAZING!

  • bacon chopped up
  • chives instead of green onions
  • Italian herbs with garlic
  • goat cheese
  • blue cheese salad dressing instead of sour cream

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Easy Classic Cheese Ball Recipe


  • 16 ounce of cream cheese
  • 4 spring onions (chopped finely)
  • 1 clove ( or 2 teaspoons) of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno dices ( optional)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup ( 8 ounces) of shredded cheese
  • dash or two of a hot sauce
  • 1 cup of nuts chopped ( walnuts and cocktail peanuts are my favorite)


  1. Soften the cream cheese in your favorite mixing bowl. I microwave mine for a bout 30 seconds to soften it.
  2. Chop your favorite nuts and set aside.
  3. Mix in the remaining ingredients minus the nuts.
  4. Mix and roll the cheese mixture into a ball before rolling in the chopped nuts
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving with favorite crackers.

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What is your favorite Holiday recipe?  I can’t wait to hear about your go to recipe so be sure to leave me a comment below.

Happy Cheese Ball Making,

Bren Haas

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