Last modified on November 20th, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

This easy cheese ball recipe is a holiday staple in our family and so simple to put together. Easy ingredients, flavors everyone will love!

This is one of my grandmother’s classic holiday recipes. Our family always devours it, I know yours will too! It takes about 5 minutes to put together and is a great make-ahead holiday appetizer. 

This easy cheese ball recipe is a holiday staple in our family and so simple to put together. Easy ingredients, flavors everyone will love!

The only trick to this recipe is letting the cream cheese and butter soften! Not really a trick at all, but if you want a creamy, smooth consistency this step is a must!

Ingredients for easy cheeseball recipe.

I do prefer to chop the olives myself for this recipe, as opposed to purchasing a can of chopped olives. I like the olive pieces to be a bit bigger than what typically comes in a can. You can use chives or green onions, both are delicious.

Mixing ingredients for easy cheese ball recipe.

The last thing you need to do before shaping the cheeseball is to taste it! Make sure the seasonings are right and it tastes as it should, there is not going back once it’s refrigerated.  

Shaping cheeseball for easy cheeseball recipe.

I wrap it in plastic wrap and then shape it into a nice ball. I like it to be slightly flat so it looks better on the platter. 

Topping cheeseball with chives.

Once you’ve let it set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, pull it out, unwrap it and top it with more chives! It will be a total hit and gone in no time at all. 

This easy cheese ball recipe is a holiday staple in our family and so simple to put together. Easy ingredients, flavors everyone will love!

I like to serve a variety of crackers with the cheeseball so everyone has something they like. I also like to set out a small knife or offset spatula so that it’s easy to get the cheeseball onto the crackers and keeps the cheeseball free from crumbs. 

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If you’re looking for another fantastic holiday appetizer, try out my Cracker Bacon Appetizers. They are to die for and a total crowd pleaser!! Another holiday favorite that is gone in seconds. Or my Homemade Chocolate Fudge Recipe, so creamy and dreamy and delicious. 

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

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Easy Cheeseball Recipe

This easy cheese ball recipe is a holiday staple in our family and so simple to put together. Easy ingredients, flavors everyone will love!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese ball recipe, easy cheese ball, easy cheese ball recipe
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 170 kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese one package, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter one stick, softened
  • 1/2 cup black olives chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped fine, or chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. 

  2. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. 

  3. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. 

  4. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. 

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Cheeseball Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Alli
    November 24, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Easy and delicious!

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