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30 Cheese Ball Recipes


posted: 11/25/18

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A holiday party just isn’t complete without a delicious cheese ball recipe (or two or three) front and center! From savory to sweet, bacon to chocolate, here are more than 30 to die for cheese ball recipes to try this holiday season!

collage of cheese ball recipes


Savory Cheese Ball Recipes

close up of a cheese ball recipe with a bit missing

Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

A Cheese Ball recipe is a classic appetizer that everyone can get behind. This simple and easy 5 ingredient recipe is the perfect party food.

In the middle of the plate, there is an Olive Cheese Ball with a small carved out portion; surrounding the cheese ball are crackers.

Olive Cheese Ball

This cheese ball recipe with cream cheese has the delicious flavors of olives, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, and a little kick of spice.

In the middle of the plate, the Buffalo Cheese Ball has a large slice carved out and surrounded by pretzels.

Buffalo Bacon Cheese Ball

Um, bacon. Need we say more?

Surrounded by crackers, the Crab Cheese Ball has a large slice cut out and topped with chives.

Crab Dip Cheese Ball

Covered in scallions, this crab and mozzarella combination is a hit!

Surrounded by tortilla chips, the Taco Cheese Ball is topped with some cheesy crushed chips.

Easy Taco Cheese Ball Recipe

This Taco Cheese Ball Recipe easy to make, has delicious homemade taco seasoning flavor and is totally addictive.

The classic cheese ball is topped with toasted almonds and surrounded by Ritz Crackers.

Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

The mix of cheddar, Mexican bland and cream cheese formed into a classic cheese ball, with a layer of toasted almonds on the outside, is just too delicious!

In the middle of a white plate, there are three Mini Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls with stick pretzels in the middle of them.

Mini Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

This mini bacon ranch cheese ball recipe only takes 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes to put together. Perfect for game day or any holiday!

Onion Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball

Onion Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball is an easy to make recipe with the most beautiful colors!!! Your friends will go nuts for this make-ahead appetizer!

A closeup photo of the Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball in which a Ritz Cracker is digging in.

Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball

This Spicy Cheese Ball recipe is a hit! A creamy base, loaded with crispy smoky bacon, spicy jalapenos and sharp cheddar. Perfect party snack!

In a middle of plate surrounded by crackers, Aunt Louise's Cheese ball has a small cut out portion.

Aunt Louise’s Cheeseball

An old time classic, made with onion, garlic powder, salt, cream cheese, butter, cheddar and a secret ingredient: feta! You’ll love this savory cheese ball option.
The Pepperoni Pizza Football Cheese Ball is surrounded by pretzels.
How fun is this?! Super easy to make and a total showstopper! Make this for your next game day celebration and watch the crowd go wild!
The Barbecue Bacon Cheese Ball is surrounded by Ritz Crackers and topped with chives.

Barbecue Bacon Cheese Ball

You’ll be everyone’s favorite when you show up at a gathering with this BBQ Bacon Cheese Ball. It’s easy to throw together and made with simple flavors everyone likes.

A close up photo of the Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball that is topped with Pecans.

Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball

Everyone loves the sweet and salty cheese flavors and creamy texture with the perfect amount of pecan crunch coating. Perfect way to use your leftover holiday ham.

The Everything Bagel Cheese Ball has a small slice cut out and surrounded by bagel chips

Everything Bagel Cheeseball

Get the party started with this easy Everything Bagel Cheese Ball. All the flavors of your favorite everything bagel turned into a delicious appetizer. Serve with bagel chips and watch it disappear!

A Ritz Cracker is digging into the Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball

Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball

This Spinach Artichoke Cheese Ball recipe will be the star at your next game day party or as a starter at your next holiday gathering. It’s rich, creamy and loaded with spinach and artichokes.

A closeup photo of a small Chicken Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball of a toothpick

This classic cheese ball is made more exciting with ranch dressing mix, shredded chicken and crisp bacon, rolled into bite-size cheese balls. So good!
In the middle of the plate, a Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Cheese Ball has a small slice cut out.

This Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Cheese Ball is just the appetizer you need for those holiday parties and events coming up. The cheese and veggies rolled in nuts is perfect for cracker and pretzel snacking.

The Buttermilk Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball is in the middle of the plate surrounded by Club Crackers and has a small slice cut out.

Buttermilk Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball

This creamy buttermilk ranch bacon cheese ball is loaded with cheese and bacon and coated with sliced almonds. Plus, it’s ready in ten minutes or less!

Two Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds are on a square plate shaped as a pine cone with the help of the almonds

This simple to make Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds is a fun and festive Christmas party appetizer recipe for the holiday season!

Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball

This easy 7-Ingredient Pomegranate Crusted Cheese Ball is perfect for your holiday gatherings. A party isn’t a party without a cheese ball!

Sweet Cheeseball Recipes

chocolate chip coated cranberry orange cheese ball recipe on a cutting board with crackers

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

This Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is such an easy dessert and perfect for parties. It makes for a great holiday recipe and will be the first thing to go. If you are looking for perfect cheese ball recipes, look no further!

The Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball is in a shape of a football with frosting as the threads of the football.

Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball

If you love sweet cheese ball recipes, this Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheese Ball Recipe will knock your socks off.

The Turtle Cheeseball is crusted with mini chocolate chips, peanuts, and pecans.

Turtle Cheeseball

This easy, sweet Turtle Cheese Ball recipe with caramel, pecans and chocolate chips is a great dip to serve with apples, animal crackers or grahams.

The Red Velvet Cheese Ball has a red velvet coloring with mini chocolate chips crusting it.

Red Velvet Cheese Ball

This Red Velvet Cheese Ball is the ultimate dip for red velvet lovers!! This sweet version of a cheese ball will have you going back for more!

The Cannoli Cheese Ball is crusted with mini chocolate chips.

Cannoli Cheese Ball

This Cannoli Cheese Ball has the flavors of cannoli filling turned into a cheese ball. It is a super easy recipe for entertaining!

The Gooey Pecan Cheeseball has caramel spewing out and eaten with a graham cracker.

Gooey Pecan Cheeseball

If you are looking for the ooiest gooiest yummyiest cheese ball out there, this is it! Kind of like Cheesecake meets Pecan Pie!

The Chocolate Chip Cheeseball is plated on the middle of a circular plate

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Need an easy and sweet cheese ball to share with a group? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is made with pantry staples and gets gobbled up every time!

The Chocolate S'mores Cheese Ball is in the middle of the plate surrounded by graham crackers

Chocolate S’mores Cheese Ball

No need for a campfire; this Chocolate S’mores Cheese Ball is a sweet appetizer recipe that will knock your Mom’s savory cheese ball out of the water!

Caramel is poured on top of the Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Caramel Apple Cheese Ball

Quick and easy Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe is ideal for a holiday appetizer, snack or dessert! Sweet and salty, this cheese ball is perfect for a potluck or party.

The Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Dip is surrounded by pretzels

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Dip

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Dip is so easy! Peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, sugar and lots of chocolate makes this dip so addicting!

The Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is in the background, and in the foreground, a graham cracker has some of the cheese ball on it

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

A delicious, sweet cheese ball filled with Maraschino cherries and mini chocolate chips! Perfect for the holidays

The German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball has a sticky coconut crust surrounding it.

German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball

Love German chocolate cake? Especially that sticky coconut frosting? This German Chocolate Cake Cheese Ball is way easier than cake but just as delicious!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Barb says

    I was unable to get the recipes I clicked on the picture and also the writing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Barb! I’m really sorry, I just tried clicking on the titles of the recipes and the photos and was able to get to the websites easily. I’m not quite sure what’s happening,

  2. Hannah Lagdameo says

    All of these recipes looks mouth watering. I would love to try them all. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Valenica Abbott says

    This is really adorable and looks delicious! Would love to give it a try!

  4. C Hall says

    Great recipes here in one convenient place!

    • Lisa Longley says

      You’ll have to let me know if you try one!

  5. Marianne Schempp says

    Wonderful cheese ball recipes. The everything bagel one caught my eye. Will try for the holidays. Yummmm

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