Easy Taco Cheese Ball Recipe

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posted: 11/04/18

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This Taco Cheese Ball Recipe is going to be your new favorite appetizer! It’s easy to make, has that delicious homemade taco seasoning flavor, and is totally addictive. It’s easy to make and perfect for a party!

close up of taco cheese ball recipe covered in broken up Doritos

Happy Sunday friends! Today is the first weekend day my family has had in a while with no plans, and we are loving it. Just laying around the house an being lazy. My goal today is not to get out of my pajamas all day.

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Should we talk about this easy cheeseball recipe?

overhead view of ingredients (Cream Cheese, Corn, Taco Seasoning, Cheese, and green chilies) for easy taco cheese ball recipe

Last year I posted a recipe for an Olive Cheese Ball. It was a huge hit! So easy and delicious and so pretty to put out at a party. I mean who doesn’t love a cheese ball recipe with cream cheese? So I wanted to make another one, and I know how much you guys love all things taco. My Taco Pasta Salad, Taco Braid, and Taco Stuffed Peppers are all some of my most popular recipes.

bowl of blended cheese ball ingredients

HOW DO YOU MAKE AN EASY CHEESE BALL RECIPE

This is a twist on a classic cheese ball recipe that your family is going to totally love, and plus it’s super simple.

  1. Start with two blocks of cream cheese that are room temperature.
  2. Add in cheese, corn, green chilies, and homemade taco seasoning.
  3. Blend to combine.
  4. Using saran wrap, form it into a ball and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. The next day, coat it with Dorrito crumbles, and serve!

easy cheese ball mixture waiting to be formed into a ball

easy cheese ball recipe wrapped in saran wrap and formed into a ball

The fact that this is so simple to make and then the delicious flavor on top of it makes this the best cheese ball recipe. Seriously, your guests won’t be able to get enough of this and you will find yourself making it again and again.

ALTERNATIVE CHEESE BALL TOPPINGS

Other things that you could consider using to make a coating for this easy cheese ball recipe (either alone or combined):

  • green onions
  • cilantro
  • olives
  • finely chopped tomatoes

classic cheese ball recipe on a plate with ritz crackers

WHAT TO SERVE WITH YOUR HOMEMADE CHEESE BALL RECIPE

You guys, this seems like such a simple question, but it really tripped me up. Ahhh, the problems a food blogger faces, lol. So, I want to serve this with tortilla chips because I just think it makes more sense and is a lot prettier, but it’s not super super easy to dig into this with a tortilla chip. So my suggestion to you is that you put out crackers and chips, and a knife and kind of let people decide what they want to do. The longer it sits out the easier it will be to eat with chips.

taco cheese ball with small knife sticking out of it for serving

OTHER GREAT APPETIZERS FOR A PARTY

homemade cheese ball recipe on a plate with tortilla chips

homemade cheese ball recipe on a plate with tortilla chips
5 from 1 vote

Easy Taco Cheese Ball Recipe

Serves: 20 people
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Prep: 15 minutes
This Taco Cheese Ball Recipe is going to be your new favorite appetizer! It's easy to make, has that delicious homemade taco seasoning flavor, and is totally addictive.  It's easy to make and perfect for a party!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 ounces green chilies drained
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (or a one ounce packet)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup crushed Doritos

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, green chilies, taco seasoning, shredded cheese, and frozen corn.
  • Spread out a large piece of plastic wrap.  Dump the mixture onto the plastic wrap.
  • Using the plastic wrap, form the mixture into a ball. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Take out of the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and coat with crushed Doritos.
  • Serve with crackers and tortilla chips.
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
homemade cheese ball recipe on a plate with tortilla chips

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close up of taco cheese ball recipe covered in broken up doritos

close up of taco cheese ball recipe covered in broken up doritos

collage of taco cheeseball coming together

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. Bee says

    5 stars
    Oooo yum I’ve made a guacamole cheese ball before but now I need to try this taco version.

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